#WacoShooting: Who Are These Biker Gangs?

By now, everyone has heard about the shootout between rival biker gang thugs that killed nine people yesterday in Waco, Texas. Amazingly, no innocent bystanders were harmed in the gunfight that started in a Twin Peaks restaurant on Sunday and ended up outside in the parking lot, with gang members shooting at each other and police shooting at the biker gang members.

The scene after the shooting fight in Waco, TX (photo credit: Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via Associated Press)
The scene after the shooting fight in Waco, TX (photo credit: Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via Associated Press)

Nine people were killed and at least 18 more were injured in a melee Sunday involving guns, knives, clubs and other paraphernalia at the Twin Peaks restaurant. Police said Monday that more than 160 people were being arrested on Engaging in Organized Crime charges.

And the owner of this Twin Peaks has had his franchise agreement revoked by the corporate office for refusing to cooperate with police before the Sunday shooting.

“We are in the people business and the safety of the employees and guests in our restaurants is priority one,” the company said.

“Unfortunately the management team of the franchised restaurant in Waco chose to ignore the warnings and advice from both the police and our company, and did not uphold the high security standards we have in place to ensure everyone is safe at our restaurants.

“We will not tolerate the actions of this relatively new franchisee and are revoking their franchise agreement immediately. Our sympathies continue to be with the families of those who died and are very thankful no employees, guests, police officers or bystanders were hurt or injured,” the statement said.

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