Gunfight Involving the Hells Angels Leads to Arrest of 27 Bikers

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Disclaimer: the intention of this post is not to create a forum for biker gangs and their enemies to bicker about who the bigger pedophile/ meth heads are -- as has almost always been the case whenever we post anything about the Hells Angels.

Check it out here...and here...and once again here.

Now that we've got that out of the way, there was a pretty cool gunfight involving the Hells Angels over the weekend.

Authorities say that on Saturday, members of the Hells Angels and a rival bike gang called the Vagos, had a bit of a spat in Chino Valley, just north of Prescott.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office got several calls around 12:15 p.m. Saturday saying shots were fired in the 2600 block of Yuma Drive.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they immediately began arresting bikers.

It's unclear what exactly prompted the altercation but authorities say two houses each group uses as their respective clubhouse are located a few short blocks from each other. The shooting happened on a roadway in the area.

Cops say at least 50 shots were fired in the brouhaha but nobody was killed.

There were five injuries, though, none of which were life-threatening.

In total, police made 27 arrests on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, endangerment, participation in a criminal street gang, and unlawful assembly. 

One gang member managed to slip away in an unknown vehicle before police arrived. That gangster is believed to be injured and cops are in the process of trying to track him down.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says it will release more information on the shootout later today, so check back to Valley Fever later today for more details.

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