According to police spokesperson Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, authorities were already at the scene when a gang fight broke out inside the Twin Peaks Restaurant at around 12:15 p.m. As the brawl spilled into the parking lot, the bikers reportedly escalated from “fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire,” shooting at both rivals and police. From KWTX:
[T]he scene at Twin Peaks is “as secure as it can be right now,” Swanton said, but police are concerned that groups who were involved in the first incident may be moving to other locations in and around Waco where more violence could erupt.
Swanton said citizens should avoid the area until an all clear can be issued.
“This could have been avoided if Twin Peaks management would have listened,” Sgt. Swanton told the station, saying the restaurant refused to cooperate with police. “Some people were just trying to enjoy a nice dinner. They didn’t deserve to see this.”
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