WACO –Police have confirmed nine motorcycle gang members are dead as a result of a shooting between rival biker gangs in the parking lot outside Twin Peaks located in the Central Texas Marketplace in Waco.
Police on scene confirm the shooting started about 12:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon and involved at least two biker gangs. The shooting reportedly started after an argument inside Twin Peaks escalated to the parking lot. Police say restaurant management had been aware that the gangs frequented their restaurant.
There were nine fatalities and multiple injuries reported, but no word yet on the exact number of those injured or their condition. A witness on scene said she saw at least two bodies under sheets. No police officers were injured during the shooting. Police say all those injured were gang members. At least 18 gang members were taken to local hospitals, mostly with gunshot or stab wounds.
Police have also been making arrests around Waco of suspected motorcycle gang members, and charging them with engaging in organized crime. Police say bikers from across the state could be flocking to Waco. They have upped presence even more in Waco and McLennan County.
We’re told police officers had been warned and were there as it unfolded. Some customers inside the local restaurants crawled into the freezer and hid.
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