3 Dead, 4 Injured in Calif. Bowling Alley Shooting

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5 January 2019 | 7:38 pm

Three men died and four were injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, California. 

Police responded to calls of shots fired at Gable House Bowl on Hawthorne Boulevard around midnight on Saturday and found multiple people injured with gunshot wounds. Two men were transported to a local hospital.

Police say they haven’t identified the suspect or suspects and are looking through surveillance footage. No arrests have been made.

One of the dead men was identified as 28-year-old Astin Edwards, who was at the bowling alley with his cousin and some friends when things escalated.

“He was trying to break up the fight. Girls and this guy came out of nowhere and started shooting,” his father, Dwayne Edwards said.

Another victim was identified as 28-year-old Robert Meekins, who leaves behind a 5-year-old son.

“When I go home and tell him that his daddy’s not coming back, it’s going to break his heart because he’s a daddy’s boy, always has been,” Meekins’ mother Anglean Hubbard said. “And I wonder the person that sat up here and took all of these people’s lives, how is he sleeping? How is he dealing with that? He done took somebody’s father. Somebody’s son. I just want justice for my son and all the people that was in there.”

The third victim, 20-year-old Michael Radford, was also a father. He leaves behind an 8-month-old daughter, according to his sister.

Wes Hamad, a 29-year-old Torrance resident, said he was at the bowling alley with his 13-year-old niece and cousin when he saw a “huge fight” break out. Hamad said the brawl, which lasted about five minutes, blocked the entrance of Gable House Bowl and devolved into “complete chaos.”

“I grabbed my niece and started running towards the far end of the bowling alley,” he said. “As we were running, we heard 15 shots.”

As he was leaving, Hamad said, he saw a woman weeping over a man who was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds in his head and neck.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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