waco biker gang shootout

Biker Gunfire Kills 9 During Waco, Texas Biker Gang Brawl

A biker gang shootout in Waco, Texas left nine dead. The rival biker gangs’ brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant parking lot on Sunday quickly turned into a shootout that sent 18 people to local hospitals.

The Waco biker gang shootout began as a meeting to settle a dispute between the two Texas groups. Most of the brawl turned shootout victims were reportedly sent to the hospital for gunshot wounds, stab wounds, or a combination of the two.

Waco police officials stated that dozens of biker gang members were detained for questioning after the Texas shootout. The shootout that left nine dead reportedly included members of five biker gangs at the Central Texas Market Place on Sunday afternoon.

“As that fight progressed, it progressed very rapidly from hands and feet as weapons to chains,” Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton said.

“My understanding a club was involved and knives were involved. This is probably one of the most gruesome crime scenes I’ve ever seen in my 34 years of law enforcement. I was amazed that we didn’t have innocent civilians killed or injured.”

Waco police officers were already on the scene of the biker gang brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant when the shootout that killed nine started. Several Texas police officers reportedly shot at the bikers, none of the law enforcement officers were injured during the altercation.

Witnesses to the biker gang shootout told police officers and the media that they heard approximately 100 rounds fired from 30 different guns. Waco police officers closed down the entire Central Texas Market Place shopping facility over concerns that more violence could occur.

Both the ATF and the FBI were called to the scene of the Waco biker gang shootout to aid in the law enforcement investigation. Police officials told the media that during the past several months they were made aware of biker gangs “causing issues” at the Twin Peaks restaurant.

“We have attempted to work with the local management of Twin Peaks to get that cut back to no avail,” Sergeant Swanton said. “They have not been of much assistance to us.”

Twin Peaks Waco franchise manager Jay Patel posted a response to the biker gang shootout on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“We are horrified by the criminal, violent acts that occurred outside of our Waco restaurant today. We share in the community’s trauma. Our priority is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our customers and employees, and we consider the police our partners in doing so. Our management team has had ongoing and positive communications with the police and we will continue to work with them as we all want to keep violent crime out of our businesses and community. We will continue to cooperate with the police as they investigate this terrible crime.”

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