Gang war kills 9 in Texas


Texas: Situation went hostile at a Central Texas restaurant sending by standers and customers fleeing for their lives, after a fierce gang war erupted between two rival gangs killing 9 and injuring many more on Sunday.

The violence erupted shortly after noon at a busy Waco marketplace along an interstate highway that draws a large lunchtime crowd. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said eight people died at the scene of the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant and another person at a hospital. It’s not immediately clear if any bystanders were among the dead.

Others were wounded, Swanton said, but just how many and the severity of those injuries was not known.
It’s not known what triggered the violence but Swanton and McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said tensions had simmered among rival gangs for months.