Bowling alley shooting leaves 3 men dead, 4 injured, authorities say

A shooting at a Southern California bowling alley left three men dead and four injured late Friday, police said.

Police in Torrance, just south of Los Angeles, sent out a tweet early Saturday about “reports of shots fired” at the Gable House Bowl. The shooting reportedly sprung from an argument at the establishment.

“There was a fight and then we heard nine gunshots,” one man told the Los Angeles Times.

Jesus Perez of San Pedro told the paper that he heard about four gunshots.

“We just ran right into the bar and took cover. All we heard was just, like two people got shot.”

Early reports are that three people have been killed and four others injured in the shooting that followed a fight at the bowling alley.

Early reports are that three people have been killed and four others injured in the shooting that followed a fight at the bowling alley. (Scott Varley/Digital First Media/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images)

Wes Hamad, 29, of Torrance, was at the bowling alley with his niece and cousin when he saw a “huge fight” break out. Hamad said the brawl, which lasted about five minutes, blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into “complete chaos.”

“I grabbed my niece and started running towards the far end of the bowling alley,” he said. “As we were running we heard 15 shots.”

In a video posted by the Daily Mirror, a woman lies over a motionless victim and screams for help. Officers are seen cutting off the man’s blood-soaked T-shirt with a pair of scissors.

“T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area,” the early Torrance police tweet said.

The three men who were killed all died at the scene. Two of the injured were transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, while two other wounded people sought medical attention on their own, authorities said.

Gable House is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade. Torrance, California, is a coastal city about 20 miles from Los Angeles.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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