Chaos erupted earlier today as a reported gang war among thug biker gangs broke out at restaurant in Waco, Texas, leaving at least 9 dead and 18 wounded:

More from Fox News:

Police in Waco, Texas say nine people are dead and multiple people are injured after a shooting between rival biker gangs at a restaurant Sunday.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told The Associated Press that eight people died at the scene of the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sunday and another person died at a hospital. The severity of injuries to others was not immediately known and it is not clear if bystanders at the restaurant were among the injured.

At least 18 people were transferred to local hospitals with gunshot and stab wounds, KCEN reports.

Swanton said Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office have surrounded the restaurant to secure the area.

“Officers were on scene when shooting started,” the Waco Police Department posted on Facebook. “No officers have been injured.”

And although we’re still gathering details on just what happened, many are asking why there aren’t more calls to label the thug biker gang members as “thugs”:

Hey, we’re calling them thugs and if President Obama and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake want to call these Texas bikers “thugs” like they called the Baltimore rioters “thugs,” we’re fine with it.

And some want the media to label this as “white-on-white” violence and question whether absentee fathers are to blame:

Good question on the absentee fathers and we’d like to know the criminal history of the bikers involved in today’s shootings, too.

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