Police fear more armed gang members heading to Waco

WACO, Texas (AP) – The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the violence that unfolded in Waco when rival motorcycle gangs opened fire on each other in a restaurant parking lot is unprecedented.

DPS Director Steve McCraw, a former FBI agent, said Monday that the shootout Sunday was the first time "we’ve seen this type of violence in broad daylight."

McCraw’s agency sent Texas Rangers to process the crime scene and special agents who target motorcycle gangs.

He wouldn’t reveal details about what prompted the melee that killed nine bikers. Waco police say a dispute that began in a Twin Peaks restaurant bathroom spilled into the parking lot.

McCraw says DPS is constantly monitoring biker gangs and that motorcycle gang violence dates back to at least the 1970s.


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