"Too Broke for Sturgis" is an alternative rally dubbed as a simpler, lower key alternative to the increasingly massive South Dakota event. But gunfire has left three dead, one critically injured, and a sour note looming over the ABATE-organized gathering.
A Sheriff's department statement says it appeared the shooting stemmed from an alcohol-fueled argument over food, leaving husband and wife Edgar Atzin, 45, and Trina A. Atzin, 43, dead, as well as Christian Tejada, 38. A 33 year-old female was shot six times, and remains in "critical but stable" condition as of Sunday night.
Reuters says that "In recent years, some veteran riders have complained the Sturgis rally has lost its outlaw edge, attracting too many bankers and lawyers with top-of-the-line $30,000 Harley-Davidsons and not enough old-fashioned hard-core bikers."
But frankly, I'm not sure what's worse: bloated, over-commercialized rallies, or Wild West-style gatherings that turn deadly.
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