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3 Men Killed In Shooting At Torrance Bowling Alley

Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, Calif. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Photo courtesy of NBC4)
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Three men were killed and four more injured late Friday night in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance. As of Saturday morning, police had not made any arrests or identified a suspect or suspects.

Torrance police responded to reports of shots fired just before midnight at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard. Officers found several people with gunshot wounds inside.

Below is cellphone video shot from inside the bowling alley after the shooting:

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Three men died at the scene and two men were injured and taken to the hospital. Another two men sought their own medical attention, according to police.

No employees were injured.

"Our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones during this incident," Torrance Police Sgt. Ronald Harris said at a news conference.

Gable House Bowl is a popular bowling spot, Harris said. It also has laser tag and an arcade.

Witnesses told The Associated Press that the shooting started after a fight broke out between two large groups.

"I grabbed my niece and started running toward the far end of the bowling alley," said Wes Hamad, a 29-year-old Torrance resident. "As we were running, we heard 15 shots."

Police have not released the names of the victims, but Dwayne Edwards told NBC4 that his 28-year-old son, Astin, was one of the people killed in the shooting.

Edwards said he got a call from his nephew, who was inside the bowling alley when the shooting happened. Edwards said his nephew told him that Astin was trying to break up the fight when he was shot.

"He was holding him and trying to stop the blood," he said. "And then the paramedics came, put that thing on his chest and they got a pulse and then it went flatline."

Anyone with information is asked to call Torrance Police Department at (310) 328-3456.

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This post will be updated.


10:10 a.m.: This article was updated with additional statements from witnesses and a video from inside the bowling alley.

This article was originally published at 10 a.m.

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