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Suspect ‘Shot Into’ Chaotic Brawl at Torrance Bowling Alley, Police Say ~ Parolee Arrested

[dropcap size=big]P[/dropcap]olice captured the man they say opened fire during a chaotic brawl at a bowling alley in Torrance, killing three people. The arrest came roughly 30 hours after police say Reginald Wallace, 47, fired into a crowd of people at the Gable House Bowl just before midnight on Friday night.

Wallace was placed under arrest near the area of Western Avenue and 4th Street in Los Angeles around 4 am Sunday morning, Torrance police said.

The three men killed were Astin Kyle Edwards, 28; Robert Earl Meekins Jr., 28; and Michael Di’Shawn Radford, 20. Four others were hurt, but two sought medical attention on their own.

Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine told reporters during a Monday press conference that Wallace had been released from prison in 2017 after a 17 year sentence for an assault with a deadly weapon conviction, and was on parole during the time of the incident.

Irvine said two people began fighting at Gable House Bowl in Torrance on Friday night, then more people joined in and finally 10 to 15 people were brawling.

“At some point, an individual who was already inside the location pulled out a handgun and began shooting into the crowd,” Irvine said.

Wallace is being held at L.A. County Jail, without bail.

RELATED: Torrance Bowling Alley Shooting: 3 Killed, 4 Injured in Bowling Alley Brawl

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