Three rival criminal biker gangs reportedly held a rumble today at a bikini-waitress restaurant in Waco, Texas, with nine killed and eighteen injured by knives, chains, and guns. According to KXXC-TV, the local ABC affiliate, local authorities had already arrested members of all three groups on charges of organized crime in recent days. CBS warns that further violence may ensue:

The scene at Twin Peaks was “as secure as it can be right now,” [police Sergeant Patrick] Swanton said a few hours later, 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.

“We have multiple medical and law enforcement resources in the area who are dealing with the issue,” Swanton said, adding that people should avoid the area until an all clear can be issued.

At about 2 p.m., a second crime scene was being investigated at the Waco Convention Center, KWTX reported. Few details were known about the situation there.

Witnesses say that police closed off the parking lot battle zone even as members of the Bandidos, Cossacks and Scimitars converged to take part in the biggest shootout seen by Central Texas since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms tried to raid the Branch Davidian compound in 1993.

Reflecting the political correctness of Texas gun culture, Sgt. Swanton took pains to separate the bikers’ guns from the guns owned by regular people:

“We are not horse playing,” Swanton said. “So many rounds were fired from bad guy weapons here, it is amazing that innocent civilians were not injured here.”

[…] “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Swanton added.

Remember, the best defense against a bad guy biker with a gun is a good guy biker with a gun!

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