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.
Three men were pronounced dead at the scene and two were taken to a hospital, Sgt. Ronald Harris said. Two other men were struck by gunfire but "opted to seek their own medical attention."
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Authorities have not identified the victims or released details about what led to the shooting. No arrests were immediately reported.
Dwayne Edwards, 60, of Los Angeles, said he received a call from his nephew that his 28-year-old son Astin Edwards was one of those killed. His nephew told him his son was attempting to break up a fight when a gunman "just started unloading."
"I'm thinking this is a dream and I'll wake up," Edwards told the Orange County Register. "He was a good kid. I don't understand it."
Angeline Hubbard told KABC-7 her 28-year-old son, Robert Meekins, was among the victims killed. She said her son was a friend of Astin Edwards, and she believed he also tried to help break up the fight.
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."
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."
"T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area," the early Torrance police tweet 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.
Fox News' Kathleen Joyce and the Associated Press contributed to this report.