Three Killed, Four Hurt at CA Bowling Alley Shooting

Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from a fight between two large groups of people. One witness said the brawl blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into “complete chaos.”

A fight at a suburban Los Angeles bowling alley turned deadly early Saturday, killing three men and injuring four, the Associated Press reports. Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded to calls of “shots fired” at the Gable House Bowl, a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and an arcade. They found seven people with gunshot wounds. Three men were pronounced dead at the scene, said police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Harris.

Witnesses said the shooting stemmed from a fight between two large groups of people. One witness said the brawl blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into “complete chaos.” Witness Dana Scott, whose bowling league was meeting Friday night, told CNN, “A lot of people ran back into the bar area — behind the seats and onto the floor, under the benches. People were crying. It was not comfortable.” Damone Thomas was in the karaoke section of the bowling alley, a regular stop for him and his friends after work on Fridays, when people ran in saying there was a shooting. The 30-year-old Los Angeles resident said his friend flipped over one of the tables to shield them as they heard gunshots.

from https://thecrimereport.org