News Item: Hells Angel killed during visit to capital
(Category: Biker News)
Posted by MJF
Tuesday 20 June 2006 - 14:35:19


EDMONTON -- A B.C. Hells Angels associate shot dead Sunday was among dozens of club members and "hang-arounds" in the city for a weekend motorcycle drag race event, said police sources.

Michael Robert Rieger, 37, of Surrey, B.C., died of multiple gunshot wounds after gunfire erupted near a local pub around 1:30 a.m.

A 32-year-old man was also shot but will live, say cops.

No arrests have been made in the case, though police say they have some "solid leads."

A police biker expert told Sun Media yesterday that Hells Angels from several provinces converged on Edmonton over the weekend for drag races at Castrol Raceway.

He said the Hells Angels have two drag-racing teams -- one out of B.C. and one out of Edmonton -- and go on a circuit of drag races during the summer.

"The guys from B.C. travelled here and partied with the guys here," said the source.

Homicide detectives were assisted at the scene by RCMP ballistics experts and the city police gang unit.

This news item is from White Trash Networks
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