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UPDATE: Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

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WACO, Texas (AP) -- A shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and 18 others injured.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sunday and another person died at a hospital.

Swanton says the fight began with punches and then escalated to knives and firearms. It's not immediately clear if bystanders are among the dead.

The severity of injuries to others was not immediately known.

He says police were aware that gang members were gathering at the restaurant and officers were present when shots began.

Some of the officers fired on bikers as the shooting spilled from the restaurant into a busy parking lot. Patrons and bystanders dove for cover.

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WACO, Texas (AP) -- Multiple people have died in a shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant that sent patrons and employees running for cover.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told KWTX-TV that in addition to the dead, multiple people were injured in the shooting just after noon Sunday at the Twin Peaks restaurant adjacent to Interstate 35.

The number of dead could not immediately be confirmed with police. The severity of injuries to others was not immediately clear and it's unknown if bystanders at the restaurant were among the injured.

Swanton says authorities are concerned that gang members are moving to other parts of the city to continue the confrontation elsewhere.

Swanton told the Waco Tribune-Herald that police were monitoring a meeting between two gangs when the violence erupted.



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