Biker melee ends in four stabbings, gunshots fired

NORTH BERGEN – A post-Halloween party by the Lost Boyz, a motorcycle club based in North Bergen, erupted into violence at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, leaving four people wounded with knives and at least 11 shots fired.
The occasion was an open party sponsored by the Lost Boyz on 85th Street and Mazzoni Place with members of other clubs including the Hell’s Angels, Thug Riders, Brick City Riders, Free Spirits, Hoboken Motorcycle Club, and Lowriders in attendance. Police were alerted after a fight apparently broke out. When officers arrived they found more than 100 members of different motorcycle clubs outside the clubhouse. Some were injured, while others had driven themselves to the hospital.
Due to the size of the crowd, additional police units were requested through mutual aid and police responded from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Fairview, Cliffside, West New York, Guttenberg, Jersey City, and the New Jersey State Police.
Initial reports indicated that nine shots were fired, but a later canvass of the area turned up a total of eleven casings. No gunshot injuries were reported. Numerous knives were recovered, along with a handgun and a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine, according to reports. The wounded individuals were from the Hell’s Angels motorcycle club.
A multi-jurisdictional investigation is underway with the involvement of the Newark Real-time Crime Center run by the New Jersey State Police. North Bergen police indicated that they are amassing evidence and hope to make arrests very soon.

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