TEXAS (REUTERS) - Police in Waco, Texas said 192 people were being arrested on Monday in connection with a biker gang shootout that left nine dead and 18 injured a day earlier.
Those under arrest will face charges of engaging in organized crime, police said in a statement following a deadly gun battle at a sports bar on Sunday when a simmering feud among rival biker gangs boiled over.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is closing Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill, located at a shopping mall in the central Texas city, for at least seven days “due to the ongoing danger it presents to our community,” police said.
The commission is conducting a parallel investigation and may take further action, according to the police statement.
Separately, Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton on Monday said police officials have been threatened since the shooting.