'Multiple victims' in bowling alley shooting in California

'Multiple victims' in bowling alley shooting in California

'Multiple victims' in bowling alley shooting in California

A late-night fight at a California bowling alley turned deadly Friday night, killing three men and injuring four.

The Torrance Police Department confirmed on Twitter that there were multiple victims, writing in the early morning hours of January 5, 2019: "Reports of shots fired with multiple victims down".

The Gable House Bowl, which also features laser tag, is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays, according to its website.

In addition to the three dead at the scene, four others were treated for injuries.

"We now have detectives on scene looking to identify the suspect and looking to determine the motive", said Sgt. Ronald Harris with the Torrance Police Department. Officers were looking for suspects.

"We heard there was a big fight before that".

The Torrance Police Department were first to release reports of the gunshots at the Gable House in Torrance, north of Los Angeles.

Employees of Gable House Bowl, who could not give their names because they weren't authorize to speak to the media, said violence at the establishment is rare. "All we heard was just, like two people got shot".

Wes Hamad, 29, said that he saw a "huge fight" break out, blocking the entrance to the bowling alley and leading to "complete chaos".

Torrance, California, is a coastal city about 20 miles (32km) from Los Angeles. Tyre was waiting to hear what happened to his brother, who remained inside.

"T P D is on scene".

"I grabbed my niece and started running toward the far end of the bowling alley", he told the AP. The woman then can be seen standing over the victim, crying and screaming. "As we were running, we heard 15 shots". Angeline Hubbard said her son doesn't deserve to die and pleaded for the gunman to surrender to authorities.

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