US: 3 murdered, 4 wounded after gunman opens fire in front of terrified families at California bowling alley

BREAKING: Three people have been murdered and at least four others are wounded after a gunman opened fire at a bowling alley in California.

All the victims are male and were pronounced dead at the scene, but their identities have not yet been released.

Police are responding to a shooting early this morning with multiple victims at the premises in Torrance, near Los Angeles.

The Torrance Police Department says in a tweet there were ‘reports of shots fired with multiple victims down’ at Gable House Bowl.

Police are urging people to ‘stay away from the area’ near the bowling alley.

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Witness D Ryon Thomas posted a horrific video on Facebook in the aftermath of the shooting which showed one bloodied victim lying on the floor of the bowling alley.

He wrote: “Gunshot fired. I’m okay just my few scraping on my legs. I heard ppl died n injured. I was distance away but people ran in our room. The women weeping and wailing in the background makes me sad.”

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One man can be seen lying motionless on the floor of the arcade, as an officer uses a knife to cut a blood-soaked shirt from him.

A distressed woman crouched next to him is heard crying out for someone to “call his f***ing baby mumma please”.

Children can be heard screaming as groups of shocked people gather around victims in the bowling alley.

Audio of police officers discussing the shooting, described as a “major incident” with their control room.

They spoke of “multiple callers”, “multiple people shot” and “gunshot wounds”.

One voice on the call said: “This is an active shooter situation”.

“We have multiple subjects down inside and outside Gable House.”

An officer also said there had been a shooting in the parking lot, while there were said to be around three or five people down.

Another three people were said to be “hiding in the bathroom”.

Gable House is described on its website as a gaming venue that offers bowling, laser tag and a full arcade.

Torrance, California, is a coastal city about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Los Angeles.

Details to follow