CRIME

APNewsBreak: Evidence shows Waco police bullets hit bikers in May melee, unclear if any fatal

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Police shot bikers in the deadly shootout that erupted last spring outside a Texas restaurant, though it remains unclear if their bullets caused any of the nine fatalities, according to evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

    FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, authorities investigate a shooting in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Police shot bikers in the deadly shootout that erupted last spring outside a Texas restaurant, though it remains unclear if their bullets caused any of the nine fatalities, according to evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2015 file photo, law enforcement continue to investigate the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, where 9 were killed and over a dozen injured. Police shot bikers in the deadly shootout that erupted last spring outside a Texas restaurant, though it remains unclear if their bullets caused any of the nine fatalities, according to evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

    FILE - In this May 18, 2015 file photo, law enforcement continue to investigate the motorcycle gang related shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, where 9 were killed and over a dozen injured. Police shot bikers in the deadly shootout that erupted last spring outside a Texas restaurant, though it remains unclear if their bullets caused any of the nine fatalities, according to evidence reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Waco police shot bikers with their rifles in the deadly May shootout that erupted outside of a restaurant.

The acknowledgement comes for the first time in a 724-page incident report that was included in more than 8,800 pages of evidence reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press.

The evidence includes video footage of people fleeing the scene while shots ring out, and audio of police threatening to shoot people who rise from the ground.

It still isn't clear whose bullets caused the nine deaths. At least 20 people were injured in the May 17 melee.

Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman said in June that three officers fired a total of 12 shots, but declined to say whether the shots struck anyone.

The incident report shows Waco police have a separate investigation.