Head of Bronx chapter of biker gang is ‘shot dead by two masked men in targeted hit’ Saturday afternoon on his home turf
Francisco Rosado, 51, was allegedly gunned down in the Bronx on Saturday as police fear war is brewing between rivals
Law enforcement sources said the two gunmen fled the scene in a blue Jeep with stolen plates
Rosado is said to be the head of the Pagan Motorcycle Club’s Bronx chapter
His murder prompted fears of a potential gang war should the suspects turn out to be members of a rival motorcycle club
Pagan MC has over 1,300 members operating in chapters along the East Coast
The club believed to be involved in the production and smuggling of illicit drugs
The shooting the 51-year-old leader of a New York City motorcycle gang is believed to be a targeted hit. The shooting of Rosado, head of the Bronx chapter of the Pagan Motorcycle Club, happened around 3.20pm on Saturday, law enforcement sources said.
Rosado died on the scene on Holland Avenue near Mace Avenue after he was struck in the head and chest, police said.
The alleged shooters then fled in a blue Jeep Cherokee with stolen license plates, sources said. As of Sunday night, no arrests had been made in the deadly shooting
No arrests have been made as of Sunday night, and the NYPD has released very few details about the shooting.
In a press release NYPD detectives said officers responding to a 911 call about a male shot arrived to find the victim unconscious and unresponsive before medics declared him dead on the scene.
Photos taken at the scene showed a massive police presence around a body covered with a white sheet, as well as people consoling each other.
At the scene medics were seen loading a woman into an ambulance. Sources said but it said she may have been a relative of Rosado and that she had collapsed at the scene.
Crime scene: Police found the victim unresponsive and unconscious with bullet wounds to the head and chest, after responding to a 911 call about a shooting on Holland Avenue
The gang has been linked to the production and smuggling of illicit drugs including meth, cocaine, heroin and PCP and is also believed to have deep ties to organized crime.
The Pagans are one of four major motorcycle gangs in the US – with rivals being the Hells Angels, the Bandidos and the Outlaws.
Rosado’s murder has sparked fears among law enforcement that a gang war could be brewing, should his assailants be linked to a rival group.