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Fight between motorcycle gangs leaves one dead in Riihimäki
A fight between rival biker gangs led to the death of one man in Riihimäki on Thursday evening.
Several shots were fired in the forecourt of the ABC service station just before 11 p.m.
One youngish man died of bullet-wounds and another was slightly injured.
The victim was ferried 35 kilometres to a hospital in Hämeenlinna, where he was found dead on the pavement outside.
Police are still trying to determine who took him there.
The police interpretation of events is that the participants in the firefight were members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang and a local Riihimäki gang.
There has been trouble between the two groups before.
Both the deceased and the injured man belong to the local gang.
Police officers detained seven persons later on Thursday night after the shooting.
The case is being investigated as murder.
The firefight also caused danger to innocent by-standers, as the gas station was open and had a couple of dozen customers at the time.
On Friday, police raided the Bandidos premises in Tampere, according to reports from the Finnish News Agency, STT.