California bowling alley shooting: 3 killed, many injured as gunman opens fire in front of terrified families

A gunman opened fire at Gable House bowling alley in Torrance, California early Saturday morning with multiple victims at the premises and people have been asked to stay away


                            California bowling alley shooting: 3 killed, many injured as gunman opens fire in front of terrified families

At least three people have been killed and many have been injured after a gunman opened fire at a Gable House bowling alley in California early Saturday morning. Police and emergency services are currently responding to the shooting in Torrance, with multiple victims at the premises, according to the Associated Press.

A shocking video of the incident has also emerged from the scene which shows a male victim lying on the ground covered in blood. Another disturbing clip posted online by witness D Ryan Thomas shows people screaming in the background as a police officer cuts off a blood-soaked shirt from a man who appears motionless.



 

Thomas, who posted the footage on Facebook, wrote in the post: "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."

Shortly after the reports of the shooting, the Torrance Police Department issued a tweet saying there were "reports of shots fired with multiple victims down" at Gable House Bowl shortly after midnight this morning. Officials have reportedly urged people to "stay away from the area" near the bowling alley.

A witness, Patron Jesus Perez, who was inside the venue at the time of the shooting, while talking to the Los Angeles Times, said that there had been a "big fight" just before the shooting and he heard nearly four gunshots.



 

"We just ran right into the bar and took cover. All we heard was two people got shot," he told the news outlet, adding that he took shelter inside the venue for about 15 minutes before a security guard helped him escape through the back exit.

Gable House's website describes the venue as a gaming stop that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade.

This is a developing story. More details of the incident are awaited.