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