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Hells Angel boss dead in Nevada casino shootout

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:05 p.m. HST, Sep 24, 2011

SPARKS, Nev. >> Police in Nevada say the man killed in a gun battle between two rival motorcycle gangs at a hotel-casino in Sparks was the president of the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels.

Deputy Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen says Jeffrey Pettigrew died in the shootout with members of the Vagos club at John Ascuaga's Nugget about 11:30 p.m Friday.

Two Vagos members were wounded but are in stable condition at a Reno hospital.

Sparks Mayor Geno Martini says a drive-by shooting Saturday morning apparently was a retaliatory attack. It prompted him to cancel Sparks' share of a big biker festival the rest of the weekend.

He also declared a formal state of emergency in the city that he says will help speed state assistance if there's any more trouble.

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soshaljustic wrote:
Mother and sister in Reno-sister asst manager for hotel casino in Reno-calling her right now!!
on September 24,2011 | 05:24PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
One more criminal off the streets. I wish the cops here in Hawaii would enforce the law and issue tickets to the hells angels criminals who have illegal mufflers. For that matter, enforce the law for all motorcycles in Hawaii that have illegal mufflers....
on September 24,2011 | 05:34PM
nitestalker3 wrote:
and all the d@mn noisy mopeds without mufflers all nite.
on September 24,2011 | 05:44PM
RKC808 wrote:
Buy earplugs !!!! If you cagers cannot SEE us, you will HEAR us. And get off your cell phones !!!
on September 24,2011 | 10:12PM
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