Shooting between motorcycle gangs prompts lockdown at New Mexico hospital

Santa Fe, N.M.-based Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center was placed on lockdown Saturday night following a shooting involving two rival motorcycle gangs, according to KRQE News 13.

After a member of the Vagos biker gang was shot and taken to the hospital, visitors for the unidentified member began showing up in the hospital's emergency room. This prompted a lockdown for over an hour as a precautionary measure for the safety of patients and staff.

These types of lockdowns occur when a patient admitted to the hospital "is brought in under certain circumstances that might pose a danger to others," Arturo Delgado, a spokesperson for the hospital, told the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Mr. Delgado said in a statement that patient flow was not impacted during the lockdown. The lockdown has since been lifted. 

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