WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, in the Central Texas Market Place after several people were reported shot during a rival motorcycle gang fight, Waco police stated.
"Multiple injuries to include multiple fatalities at Twin Peaks Shooting. Officers were on scene when shooting started. No officers have been injured," the Waco Police Department said in a statement.
According to local media reports, the armed standoff between biker gang members at a restaurant parking lot led to nine deaths, all of them presumably gang members.
Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.
An earlier Waco PD message advised the public to avoid the Central Texas Market Place area while authorities were investigating the incident.
Sunday afternoon's deadly shootout reportedly occurred between three rival motorcycle gangs.