Waco: Cameras captured bar brawl that led to neighborhood shooting

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Surveillance cameras captured a brawl at the Chapter 11 nightclub at 613 Ester St. in Waco that evidently led to a shooting at a home in the 400 block of North 23rd St. in which 80 rounds were fired, only one of which hit the victim.

Security cameras recorded the brawl at a Waco bar that evidently led to a shooting later in a local neighborhood. (Courtesy photo)

Police recovered 80 shell casings from six different caliber weapons after the early-morning shooting early Monday in Waco, which sent a man to a local hospital.

Investigators determined that the shooting was the result of an altercation between the victim and a woman at a local bar, Officer Garen Bynum said Monday

“As a result of that, several individuals drove to the area that the male subject was supposed to be at and began firing gunshots at him,” Bynum said.

Bynum didn’t identify the club, but the surveillance video recorded Sunday night at Chapter 11 shows a brawl that started after a woman attacked another woman, who was at the bar.

'And this one woman just walked in with three or others behind her, walked up to the bar and put a chokehold on a woman and drug her to the ground and started punching," said bar owner Stan Carlsen.

"They came in here just looking for a fight and I don't put up with it. We have bouncers in here and we never had to do that before. Now I'm going to feel like I'm going to have to go arm security so they can hold it down a little bit more," Carlsen said.

The video recorded from 24 angles, clearly shows the fight, which lasted for about five minutes.

Most of those shown fighting in the videos are young women, some of whom were swinging pool cues.

As the fight inside the bar begins to die down, an outside camera captured video of a man running to a car, grabbing a gun, and firing four shots straight up into the air.

Moments later the woman and her friends who started the fight are seen leaving the establishment.

When the bar clears out, the lights are turned on and the video shows three police officers arriving.

No arrests were made in connection with the fight, but police began receiving 911 calls about gunfire at around 1:30 a.m. Monday in the area of North 23rd Street and Sanger Avenue.

As officers responded to the area, police received a report that a vehicle had crashed into a pole at the intersection of 23rd and Sanger and another report that a man had turned up in the emergency room of a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the shin, Officer Garen Bynum said.

The injured victim, was taken in a personal car from a home in the 400 block of North 23rd to the hospital.

Bynum said the wound was non-life-threatening.

“At the scene of the crime, our crime scene techs retrieved over 80 bullet casings from six different caliber weapons. There were also two vehicles taken to our laser lab to be processed along with other evidence from the scene,” he said.