Above: Law enforcement officers talk to a man near the parking lot of a Twin Peaks Restaurant Sunday in Waco after a shooting involving rival biker gangs. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told KWTX-TV there were multiple victims after gunfire erupted between the gang members. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald)
When a motorcycle gang decided to crash a biker event at the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, it turned looming tensions between two outlaw groups into a deadly gun battle, information released Tuesday showed.
The Austin American Statesman reported that Sunday’s shooting — which apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot — left nine bikers dead and 18 injured in a wild shootout that also involved police gunfire. In the aftermath, police have detained more than 170 bikers charged with first-degree felonies as authorities continue to sort through the bloodbath.