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Wild gun battle at Los Angeles restaurant leaves three dead, 12 injured

October 15, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Wild gun battle at Los Angeles restaurant leaves three dead, 12 injured

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Los Angeles Police officials say an argument sparked a wild gun battle at a Los Angeles restaurant which resulted in the deaths of 3 people and with another 12 wounded, early Saturday morning.

Over 100 emergency responders including police officers and firefighters descended on a popular Jamaican eatery around 12:30 a.m. to discover a “bloody scene,” with shell casings and blood sprawled throughout the restaurant.

LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado described the restaurant as “a bloody scene with shell casings everywhere,” to The Los Angeles Times.

“There was some type of party there,” Lopez said. After the couple left the restaurant and returned “that’s when the shooting occurred.”

Authorities have detained two possible suspects for questioning and are seeking a third person in connection with the fatal shooting.

During a press briefing, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said a preliminary investigation found a party was underway at the restaurant when an argument ensued.

Lopez said, a man and woman left the building, but returned to the restaurant a short time later when the gunfire erupted. Three people died at the scene, 12 others were transported to local hospital with conditions ranging from critical to stable but serious.

Police did not disclose the names or ages of the fatalities or the victims’ wounded in the wild gun battle.

The Times described the restaurant as a popular Jamaican eatery in a converted house that features a DJ on Friday night.

According to the Times, Investigators, who set up a perimeter around the crime scene discovered shell casings up and down the street.

Neighborhood residents remained in shock by the violence. “I went to go hide next door by the trash can. When I come out, I hear plenty of people get shot,” one told KTLA-TV.

The owner of the eatery, identified only as Dilly, told the TV station, that he was hosting a birthday celebration when the shooting occurred.

Police officials said a motive for the shooting has yet to be determined.

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