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Parolee Arrested in Deadly Bowling Alley Shooting

Reginald Wallace accused of Calif. triple murder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 8, 2019 12:11 AM CST
Torrance Police Department investigators walk towards waiting family members, as officers confirm fatalities in a shooting incident at the Gable House Bowl in Torrance, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others, police announced Monday. Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested Sunday, Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine said. Wallace remained jailed without bail Monday, the AP reports. Irvine said two people began fighting at Gable House Bowl in the city of Torrance on Friday night, then more people joined in and finally 10 to 15 people were brawling. At that point Wallace, who was already inside the building, pulled a handgun from his pocket and opened fire, the chief said.

Shots rang out and sent people running for their lives. Three men in their 20s died at the scene and four other people were wounded. It was unclear whether the gunman knew his victims, Irvine said. "I do know that he was shooting into a crowd," the chief said. "And there was a lot going on. It was complete chaos at this time. People were running all over, there were fights still occurring and when he pulled out the handgun, the minute people started hearing shots, even more chaos erupted." He did not reload and was believed to have acted alone, Irvine said. Wallace was released from prison in 2017 after serving time for assault with a deadly weapon.

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