47-year-old man arrested in deadly Torrance bowling alley shooting

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Torrance police arrested a man who had previously served 17 years in prison on suspicion of opening fire inside a bowling alley that claimed three lives and injured four others. (KABC)

Torrance police arrested a 47-year-old man who had previously served 17 years in prison on suspicion of opening fire inside a bowling alley that claimed three lives and injured four others.

During an afternoon press conference Monday, authorities identified the suspect as 47-year-old Reginald Wallace. They said he was arrested at 4th Street and Western Avenue in Los Angeles.

He is currently being held at Los Angeles County jail with no bail.

The shooting started with a fight Friday just before midnight at the Gable House Bowl, 22501 Hawthorne Blvd.

Officers found multiple people with gunshot wounds inside the location. Three male victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner's office identified the deceased as Los Angeles residents Robert Earl Meekins Jr., 28, Astin Kyle Edwards, 28, and Michael Di'Shawn Radford, 20.
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A witness at a Torrance bowling alley posted a video to Instagram that captured the moment gunfire rang out during a fight.



Torrance police Chief Eve Irvine said it was unclear if Wallace knew the victims. She said the three men were killed with a handgun that was not reloaded.

She said Wallace served 17 years in prison and was released in 2017 on parole for a previous conviction of assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm.

Anyone with more information was urged to call the Torrance Police Department as the investigation continues.
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