B-N.C – The leader of a New York City motorcycle club was reportedly shot dead by two masked men in what is believed to be a targeted hit.
Francisco Rosado, head of the Bronx chapter of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, was gunned down in the borough’s Allerton neighborhood at around 3.20pm on Saturday, law enforcement sources told the New York Post.
The sources said Rosado, 51, died on the scene on Holland Avenue near Mace Avenue after he was struck in the head and chest.
Police have not officially named the victim but sources confirmed it was Rosado, the purported leader of the Bronx chapter of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club.
The shooters are said to have fled the scene in a blue Jeep Cherokee with stolen license plates.
No arrests have been made as of Sunday night, and the NYPD has released very few details about the shooting.
In a press release 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.
Detectives did not disclose the victim’s identity, but sources confirmed to the Post that it was Rosado.
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.
Medics were seen loading a woman into an ambulance, but it is unclear how she was involved in the incident.
Bystanders said that she may be a relative of Rosado and that she had collapsed at the scene.
Police said they responded to a 911 call about a shooting on Holland Avenue and found the victim unresponsive and unconscious with bullet wounds to the head and chest.
People believed to be relatives of Rosado are seen consoling each other at the scene.
A body sits under a white sheet at the scene of the shooting on Saturday afternoon.
The Pagan’s Motorcycle Club has more than 1,300 members across at least 100 chapters in several states along the East Coast.
Some of club members 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 Pagan’s are one of four major motorcycle clubs 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 club war could be brewing, should his assailants be linked to a rival group.
The Pagan’s Motorcycle Club has more than 1,300 members across at least 100 chapters in several states along the East Coast. Patches worn by club members are shown above.
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Source: Daily Mail