Police in California say three people have been killed and four people injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in Torrance, California.
In a tweet posted shortly after midnight, the Torrance Police Department said there were “reports of shots fired with multiple victims down.”
“T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area,” it added.
Multiple victims were found with gunshot wounds inside Gable House Bowl, which is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade.
Police say three men died at the scene. Four male victims were injured. Two of them were transported to a local hospital for unknown injuries and the other two sought out their own medical attention.
A witness told the newspaper there had been a “big fight” prior to the shooting.
Torrance, a coastal city, is located around 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles in the South Bay region.
According to health authorities, nearly 40,000 people died in the United States as a result of firearms in 2017 – a figure that includes suicides.