Multiple media sources, not to mention the Denver Police Department, are reporting multiple shootings and a stabbing outside the Denver Coliseum, where a motorcycle show and swap meet is underway this weekend.

9NEWS reports that “two people were shot and one person was stabbed Saturday afternoon at East 46th Avenue and Humboldt Street” — an intersection near the Denver Coliseum, which is hosting the Colorado Motorcycle Expo this weekend.

The Denver Police Department will hold a press conference later this afternoon. Twitchy will continue to follow this developing story.

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At a 4:15 press conference, police confirmed that there was one person killed in the incident and several others who were wounded.

The Denver Post reports that an anonymous witness claims the incident arose out of a feud between members of rival biker gangs.

Last May, nine were killed after shooting erupted among rival biker gangs outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.

  • Mark1971

    Right turn, Clyde.

  • ArmchairMike

    Ban Motorcycles

    • johnstretton

      Or at least regulate them. No wheels or engines above a certain size, noise limits and mandatory muffler requirements. Handlebars of only a certain size and shape (no apehangers.) Mandatory maximum speed limiters. Background checks for purchasers and a federal database for violators.

      • ArmchairMike

        And ban tickets, everyone that entered that event had a ticket to get in.

      • Sherry

        Molon Harley.

      • Archons

        But…but…bike show loophole…

      • 1064nm

        Ban gas tanks too. That’ll stop ’em. (by cracky!)

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Hopefully the media will get all the facts before assuming it was a white supremacist, Christian, male, TEA Party, conservative, Republican D&D player this time.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    One of the shooting victims has died.

    • BillinDetroit

      Your avatar makes it look like you are happy to share that with us. 😉

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Mmm nope. Other than Osama bin Laden, I find no happiness in the death of a any human being.

  • Sketti

    Nothing to see here folks, just more violence in a liberal/Democrat run city.

    • TheForgottenTimeZone

      Why is that relevant to this story? This was a private event, held at city-owned facility, leased to the organizers of said event.

  • D H

    Damn, Bronco SB practices are tough

  • Jake Wilde

    I-70 and I-25 is a bad area. Two biker clubs involved.

    • TheForgottenTimeZone

      The Denver Coliseum is actually in the Stockyards neighborhood, which is about a mile away from the convergence of I-70 & I-25. I will agree that it is not the nicest of neighborhoods; but hopefully that will change once downtown becomes too expensive for the yuppie newcomers to dwell and they start moving northeast.

  • unknown

    I’m sure Obama will crack down on these gangs since, historically, biker gangs have been white.

    • Dawn Crawford

      Not anymore they are not!!! Equal opportunity enterprise of brotherhood, riding motorcycles and creating mayhem…good times.

      • TheForgottenTimeZone

        Indeed. Many biker gangs have been Latino for quite awhile now.

  • ReeFungorio

    Why do white Christian terrorists hate motorcycle expos so much?

    • Wonder Pony

      I’m sure we will hear about the “Biker Loophole” any second now.

  • Kenton Clarkson

    Gee, bikers behaving badly!
    Who woulda thunk that????

  • Deplorable Member Berry

    Some friends of mine are stage-hands in Denver…some of them were saying it was at a swap meet across from the Coliseum…don’t know anything more than that :S
    update: Nope. It was indeed a biker gang beef. Col. Hearsay of rumor control wasn’t even close!


    Two dead? That’s an average 4 hour period in a Democrat controlled major city. Rookies.

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    Ban Coliseums. Think of all the deaths in the one in Rome.

    • TheForgottenTimeZone

      Funny you should mention that; because of its age and last renovation (in excess of 40 years ago), there was talk of demolishing the Coliseum when its most notable tenant, the National Western Stock Show & Convention, was considering relocating to a to-be-built-for-them new facility in the largest eastern suburb.

      Some bean counter in the City & County Of Denver finally realized that single event brings in millions of dollars to the city in revenue and tourism dollars in a very low time of the year [post-holiday January] and so a successful full-court press was made to keep the NWSS within the city limits and to update and modernize all the facilities used in the area.

  • alanstorm

    Let me guess – none of those involved were NRA members.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    I’m guessin’ this isn’t the usual “hogs v. rice-burner” discussion you get at the usual bike show ‘n’ swap, then…

  • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

    The Waco TX “biker shooting” is still clouded with the kind of
    obfuscation that smells of police misconduct. As best we can tell,
    the only bikers with guns were the undercover cops.
    All shots were fired by the police.
    This one will probably have video imagery that actually
    shows what happened.
    I hope.

    • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

      Reading the Denver Post…
      “Vince Bohm, who
      identified himself as a member of the
      Mongols Motorcycle Club, said that
      an off-duty police officer
      fatally shot a Mongol.”
      Deja vu, innit?