The Waco, Texas biker shootout between rival biker gangs – the Cossacks and the Banditos – left 9 dead and more than 120 arrested.
Now police have released surveillance video from the Twin Peaks restaurant where the shootout occurred.
“In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the worst crime scene, the most violent crime scene that I have been involved in,” Waco police Sergeant W Patrick Swanton said. “There were dead everywhere, blood everywhere.”
When SWAT officers responded to the scene less than one minute after the violence erupted and exchanged gunfire with several bikers before bringing the situation to an end.
“The whole incident probably didn’t last more than 90 seconds. It seemed like an hour. When you’re laying there and people are getting shot around you and bullets whizzing by you,” said John Wilson, the President of the Texas chapter of the Cossacks.
All told, the police recovered more than 480 weapons, including a dozen long guns and 133 handguns – some of which were found dumped in toilets.
44 shell casings were recovered from the scene, 12 of those having been fired by police officers.
Staff members were sent running for cover as the gun battle erupted:
The cameras even captured several bikers covered in blood as they fled for safety:
Check out the video report:
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H/T – Youtube