‘Multiple victims’ after shooting attack at California bowling alley-UPDATED

  05 January 2019    Read: 1724
 ‘Multiple victims’ after shooting attack at California bowling alley-UPDATED

US police are dealing with a mass shooting at a California bowling alley which has left three people dead and four injured, Evening Standard reported. 

Police in Torrance, California confirmed shots had rang out at Gable House Bowl.

It is not clear if that is the definitive number of victims and the nature of the injuries was not detailed.

Torrance police tweeted: "Reports of shots fired with multiple victims down. T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing."

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

Torrance fire department also confirmed the incident and warned people away from the vicinity of it. 

According to witness, speaking to the LA Times, a fight inside the bar escalated which led to the shooting. 

A journalist for the paper reported a man told him their 31-year-old brother had been shot in the chest while celebrating a birthday at the scene. 

Witness D Ryon Thomas posted horrific video on Facebook in the aftermath of the shooting which showed one bloodied victim lying on the floor of the bowling alley.

He wrote online: "Gunshot fired. I'm okay just my few scraping on my legs. I heard ppl died n injured. I was distance away but people ran in our room. The women weeping and wailing in the background makes me sad."

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13:42

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

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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