Nine Dead After Texas Biker Gang 'Meeting' Turns Into Shootout

Nine are dead, at least 18 are wounded, and at least 170 people have been charged in a brutal shootout between biker gangs in Waco, Texas, this past weekend. Reportedly, the conflict flamed up from an argument about a parking spot. The fight between five different biker groups (including the Bandidos and the Cossacks, both known for drug trafficking and violence in the past) happened in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant and escalated from hand-to-hand to chains, clubs, knives, and guns, according to the New York Times. No bystanders were injured. According to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, it was one of the worst crime scenes he'd ever come across and believes it could have been prevented, had the restaurant complied with previous requests. “We’ve been here over the past two months because of the problems we’ve had with biker gangs here at Twin Peaks,” he said. “We have attempted to work with the local management of Twin Peaks to no avail. They have continued to allow these bikers to gather here, and this is the culmination of what has occurred." With approximately 200 bikers in attendance, authorities confiscated at least 100 firearms. ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide