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1 dead in shooting at Calif. Hells Angels funeral

1 dead in shooting at Calif. Hells Angels funeral

October 16th, 2011 in News

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.