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    Neighbor Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks After Biker Shooting
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    Nine people were killed and 18 injured during a shootout between rival biker gangs at a Waco Twin Peaks restaurant Sunday, May 17, 2015.

    A Texas restaurant that was the scene of a motorcycle club conference that ended in gunfire is being sued by a restaurant next door.

    A lawsuit was filed Thursday in Dallas. Attorneys for Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant allege the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco was grossly negligent and reckless in hosting the gathering of armed motorcycle gang members on Sunday.

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    Don Carlos attorney Tony Buzbee says his client was forced to close and was designated as a crime scene despite having had no role in the event.

    In a statement released to NBC 5, Buzbee stated, "Twin Peaks didn’t just add gas to the fire, it threw the match. Inviting armed rival gangs to a place where alcohol is served is not only unwise, it is reckless. All of the neighboring businesses are damaged, and Twin Peaks needs to be held accountable.”

    The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensation for lost profits and property damage.

    The Dallas-based corporate parent of Twin Peaks didn't return a message Thursday seeking comment on the lawsuit.

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