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Gable House Bowl in Torrance, California. Photo: Ringo Chiu/Reuters

Gable House Bowl in Torrance, California. Photo: Ringo Chiu/Reuters

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Gable House Bowl in Torrance, California. Photo: Ringo Chiu/Reuters

A late-night fight at a suburban Los Angeles bowling alley turned deadly late last Friday night, killing three men and injuring four.

Police in the coastal city of Torrance responded to calls of "shots fired" at the Gable House Bowl shortly before midnight.

Multiple victims were found shot inside Gable House Bowl, which is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and an arcade.

Police said three men died at the scene and four male victims were injured, two of whom were transported to a hospital for unknown injuries. The other two injured sought their own medical attention.

Authorities have not released details about what led to the shooting, but witnesses said it stemmed from a fight between two large groups of people at the bowling alley.

Wes Hamad, a 29-year-old local man, 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 and devolved into "complete chaos." "I grabbed my niece and started running toward 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 had multiple gunshot wounds in his head and neck.

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