1 dead in shooting at Calif. Hells Angels funeral
Sunday, October 16, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Hells Angels member was fatally shot during a funeral in San Jose for another member who was killed in a Nevada casino shooting, police said Saturday.
The man was gunned down at Oak Hill Cemetery around 1 p.m. during the funeral for Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew, president of the Hells Angels’ San Jose chapter who was fatally shot last month, police spokesman Jose Garcia.
The shooting victim died later Saturday at a hospital.
Police would not release his name or say what chapter of the group he belonged to, but they had verified the man was a member of the Hells Angels.
No one else was injured.
Police were interviewing witnesses, but had no early leads.
“No one has been identified as a suspect, no one has been arrested,” Garcia said.
A member of the rival Vagos motorcycle club is accused of killing Pettigrew on Sept. 23 in a Sparks, Nev., casino shooting that sent gamblers diving for cover. The mayor canceled a motorcycle rally as a result.
Saturday’s shots were fired as thousands gathered for Pettigrew’s funeral despite a heavy police presence.
Video from television stations showed dozens of police at the cemetery after the shooting, with sections blocked off.
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