Police in California on Saturday said they were responding to a shooting with "multiple victims" at a bowling alley near Los Angeles. According to The Associated Press, three people were dead while four were injured.
In a tweet posted shortly after midnight, the Torrance Police Department said there were "reports of shots fired with multiple victims down."
"TPD is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area," it added.
The Los Angeles Times reported the shooting took place at Gable House Bowl, a gaming complex.
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 kilometres) 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.
With inputs from Agence France-Presse
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Updated Date: Jan 05, 2019 19:23:46 IST