PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. -- Several law enforcement agencies are investigating two shootings and a brawl that stopped traffic on I-44 on Saturday night.
Police say it's unclear, at this point, whether any of the incidents are related.
Shortly after 8:00pm, the Pulaski County 911 Communications Center received the first of about 20 calls reporting a group of motorcycles riders in the median of I-44 near the 150 mile marker, or the Rt. 7 overpass.
A number of callers described the incident as a traffic accident, because many of the bikers were on the ground. Other callers, however, reported that approximately 20 men were fighting and gun shots were even fired. The incident stopped traffic on I-44.
Four agencies--the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Waynesville City Police and the St. Robert City Police--all responded to the scene.
The first officers to arrive reported that the area was clear, but they did see a number of motorcycles headed east on I-44, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Around the same time, police say a gunshot victim showed up at the Oasis Truck Port.
Officers stopped many of the eastbound motorcyclists to investigate the shooting incident. None of the people stopped in Pulaski County professed any knowledge of the shooting; the shooting victim refused medical treatment and did not want to press criminal charges.
A second gunshot victim was reported to have arrived at a Lebanon hospital. Laclede County officers also stopped a number of motorcycle drivers. Police say it is unknown if this was related to the incident at the 150mm, or if the second victim was the result of a second incident.
The various motorcycle drivers stopped were members of, or affiliated with a number of well known national motorcycle gangs, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
At this time the investigation continues.