A fight that started at the Twin Peaks restaurant and spilled out in to the parking lot ended with nine outlaw bikers dead and at least 18 injured on Sunday.
The fight started with rough words, escalated to fist fights and ended in a ghastly gun battle.
"There were at least three rival gang groups here this morning for whatever reason. As they were here, we had officers on scene. We expected issues," said Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton, a police spokesman.
According to CNN, Swanton later said there were at least five gangs at the crime scene. The local police were on the lookout, expecting trouble.
Authorities ordered businesses in the area closed and moved witnesses and suspects to safety amid reports that more gang members were heading to the area to pursue the feud.
"In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in. There is blood everywhere," Swanton added while talking to the Waco Tribune.
"Twenty-five feet away there were families," he said. "This is one of the worst gun fights we've ever had in the city limits. They started shooting at our officers."
Sgt. Swanton told reporters that more than 100 weapons were collected from the crime scene.
Here’s a video report of the incident by KWTX: