Nine Dead in Texas Shootout

Law Enforcement in Waco are still trying to figure out what happened during a gunfight between rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead and 18 injured at a busy sports bar Sunday afternoon. Amazedly, no bystanders or law enforcement were injured in the melee. Police have arrested between 165 and 175 bikers and charged them with engaging in organized criminal activity.

It is not fully understood why the meeting was taking place at the Twin Peaks Bar & Grill located on the outskirts of Waco. Brian Torchin found it interesting that police knew in advance that motorcycle gangs would be gathering at the restaurant and were stationed outside when the fight began. An argument began over a dispute about parking and quickly escalated as weapons were drawn. The fracas spilled over into the parking lot as gang members opened fire which was returned by the police. Whether the victims were killed by police or by other gang members is yet to be determined.

While officials believe that up to five motorcycle gangs were involved in the shootout, the nine individuals killed during the fight were members of the Banditos and Cossacks motorcycle gangs. This latest episode is part of an ongoing turf war between the two groups there in Texas.Your text to link… Local papers reported that these groups were notorious organized criminal enterprises that made profited from drug dealings, extortion, larceny and violence.