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Five Biker Gang Members Killed Sunday Were From North Texas

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WACO(CBSDFW.COM) - Police in Waco have identified the bikers killed in a weekend shootout that left nine dead.  Five of the victims are from North Texas:

Wayne Lee Campbell, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas
Matthew Mark Smith, 27, of Keller, Texas
Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40, of Allen, Texas
Jacob Lee Rhyne, 19- of Ranger, Texas -- west of Weatherford
Richard Vincent Kirschner Jr., 47, of Wylie Texas

There is no word, yet, on who fired the fatal shots in each case—a rival biker, or police.

A spokesperson for Waco police has said that officers stationed in the near the Twin Peaks restaurant where rival biker gangs were meeting Sunday opened fire when the gun battle spilled from the restaurant out into the parking lot.

With weapons, bullet fragments and shell casings already secured, the focus at the crime scene Tuesday has moved to towing away some 80 vehicles and more than 100 motorcycles.

Investigators say they will all be searched for evidence.  They say the investigation into the shooting could stretch into the weeks if not months. Right now, however, they are concerned about the potential for further violence.

"Is it over? Most likely not," says Sgt. Patrick Swanton, with Waco PD. "We would like it to be, we would ask there to be some type of truce between whatever motorcycle gangs are involved. We could encourage them to try and be a little peaceful and let the bloodshed stop."

According to Waco police, some of the threats against law enforcement that surfaced immediately after the shooting has subsided. Still, they plan to be fully staffed and fully alert heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

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