Three Killed in California Bowling Alley Shooting

Three men were fatally shot late Friday and four injured when a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar erupted into gunfire that had terrified patrons, some children, running for their lives.

Posted: Jan 5, 2019 10:18 AM

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly shooting at a California bowling alley (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

Family members have identified two of the three people killed in a shooting at a bowling alley in Southern California late Friday.

The grieving mother of 28-year-old Robert Meekins told KABC-7 her son left behind a 5-year-old son. Angeline Hubbard said her son doesn't deserve to die and pleaded for the gunman to surrender to authorities.

Meanwhile the father of 28-year-old Astin Edwards said his son was trying to break up a fight before the shooting erupted. Dwayne Edwards told the news station the shooting was senseless, and that he shouldn't have to bury his own son.

Police in the coastal city of Torrance are trying to determine what led to the shooting. No suspects have been identified.


2:45 a.m.

Police say three men were shot and killed in a fight at a bowling alley in Torrance, California, a coastal Los Angeles suburb.

Officials responded to the early Saturday morning shooting at Gable House Bowl, a gaming venue that offers bowing, laser tag and an arcade.

Witnesses say the shooting stemmed from a fight between two large groups of people at the bowling alley.

A 29-year-old Torrance man said he was there with his 13-year-old niece and cousin when he saw the fight break out. He said it lasted about five minutes and devolved into "complete chaos." He said he heard more than a dozen gunshots.

Authorities say four additional male victims were taken to hospitals but their conditions were unknown. Police have not released any more information.


12:55 a.m.

Police are responding to a shooting early Saturday morning with multiple victims at a bowling alley in Torrance, California.

The Torrance Police Department says in a tweet there were "reports of shots fired with multiple victims down" at Gable House Bowl.

Police are urging people to "stay away from the area" near the bowling alley.

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 (32 kilometers) from Los Angeles.

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