Torrance Gable House shooting, Police confirm three dead (Details).
Witnesses have described the moment a gunman opened fire on revellers in a bowling alley killing multiple people.
‘At least four shots were fired’ and people ran for cover in terror as the gunman rained bullets inside the complex in the early hours of this morning.
Jesus Perez, of San Pedro, told the LA Times he was inside Gable House Bowl in Torrance, California, as it happened and he heard four gunshots.
“We just ran right into the bar and took cover,” he said.
“All we heard was just, like two people got shot.”
“We heard there was a big fight before that. We just ran into the bar and we just took cover because after the fight we heard pop pop.”
He said after 15 minutes of hiding a security guard took him out of the back.
Three people were killed and four injured, police say.
A journalist at the scene, Ruben Vives, reported seeing a man with bandages to his back, with his t-shirt torn and covered in blood.
He tweeted: “Brandon Tyre, 31, said he was inside celebrating a friend’s birthday, bowling when a fight broke out and then he heard gun shots.
“When he looked, his brother had been shot in the chest.
“He’s waiting to hear what happened to his brother who remains inside the Gable House Bowl.
“It’s a fluid situation here, people trying to figure out were loved ones are,” he added.
“Witnesses say a fight at the Gable House Bowl in Torrance turned into a shooting. People are throwing up.
“Family relative crying and screaming.”
Ruben shared a video from outside the bowling alley, behind police tape, which showed people hugging and crying, and walking away from the scene.
Multiple victims have been confirmed following the attack shortly before 12.20am.
Torrance Police said: “reports of shots fired with multiple victims down”, on Twitter.
They added: “T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area.”
Horrifying video from inside Gable House Bowl, posted on social media by a witness, shows a male victim covered in blood on the ground.
Officers can be seen tending to the man, who isn’t moving, and cutting off his blood-soaked t-shirt.
A distressed woman can be heard shouting “call his f****** baby mumma please”.
The woman then can be seen standing over the victim, crying and screaming.
As the person filming the video walks around the bowling alley, multiple people can be heard shouting.
A group of women then say their faces “are burning”.
Writing on social media, the camera-person said: “Still processing tonight, I am good.
“Gunshots fired, heard ppl died n injured. I was distance away, but people ran in our room.”
Reports on social media suggest three people have died, but officials are yet to confirm the number of victims.