4 Shot at Mother's Day Motorcycle Blessing

1 killed at Newark's 'Blessing of the Bikes'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 11, 2015 4:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – New Jersey authorities say one person is dead and three others are wounded after gunfire broke out following an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing in Newark. Gunfire erupted last night in the city's South Ward, the scene of the "Blessing of the Bikes," an event sponsored by the Newark Knights motorcycle club to mark the beginning of the riding season. Officials say one person died at a hospital after the 7:45pm shooting at a street intersection near the bike club house and three others were being treated for apparently non-life-threatening injuries. A witness tells ABC7 that she saw two people pull out guns and start shooting while some of the thousands of people present were doing tricks on their bikes. (Read more Newark stories.)

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