Residents of a Texas town are on pins and needles today after a gun and knife fight between as many as 200 bikers from rival gangs left nine bikers dead. A Waco parking lot turned into a melee of flying bullets and stabbings as a brawl from inside a Twin Peaks Bar and Restaurant spilled outside, according to MSN News on May 18.
Members of the management at the Waco establishment were aware in advance that several rival biker gangs were coming to their Twin Peaks bar and restaurant for a meeting. For this reason 12 Waco cops along with a few state troopers were stationed outside the restaurant on Sunday when the deadly brawl broke out around noon.
The bikers pulled up to Twin Peaks, which is a national chain that features waitresses who are scantily dressed, for some type of a planned meeting on Sunday. The fight began in the bathroom and spilled out into the restaurant, according to “Fox and Friends” live on Monday morning.
ABC News reports that 18 people were taken to area hospitals suffering from gunshot and stab wounds. They also report that everyone involved in this brawl were biker gang members. The same holds true for those who were hurt or killed.
It is amazing that not one innocent bystander was hurt in the gun fire. Thankfully other customers in the restaurant and people in the parking lot were able to run for cover.
Armed bikers were shot by officers, but it is not known if the nine bikers who lost their lives were shot by cops or by one of the members of a rival gang. All nine bikers killed belonged to either the Bandidos or Cossacks gangs, reports McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara.
The fight broke out and gang members were brandishing knives and firearms with the sound of gunshots filling the air. When the fight was over the Twin Peaks Restaurant looked like the scene of a massive brawl with bodies strewn in pools of blood, shell casings and knives on the floor.
Authorities report that in all there were 150 -200 bikers who honed in on the restaurant for this meeting. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton reports that 192 people have been arrested. They face charges of engaging in organized crime.
The investigation is on-going today, but the Twin Peaks head office is seriously considering revoking the franchise rights for this restaurant, stating they take the safety of their customers very seriously. Apparently when Waco Twin Peaks management allowed the restaurant to be used for a biker meeting of up to 200 bikers, this went against the grain of the Twin Peaks home office.