Waco Biker Fight Started Over Parking Dispute

Texas police say a weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that killed nine people and injured 18 apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Tuesday that an uninvited group appeared for the meeting of a loose confederation of biker gangs held at a Twin Peaks restaurant on Sunday.

He says one man was injured when a vehicle struck his foot. This caused a dispute that continued inside the restaurant, where fighting and then shooting began, before spilling back outside.

Swanton also said that of the 18 injured, seven remain hospitalized. He described their conditions as stable.

He says the police investigation is being hampered by some who “are not being honest with us.”