3 Dead, 12 Wounded During Shootout At Los Angeles Restaurant In Gun Controlled CA
A gun battle at a restaurant in the West Adams district left three people dead and 12 others wounded early Saturday, prompting a massive police dragnet for suspects.
“It’s a bloody scene with shell casings everywhere,” Los Angeles Police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.
There were about 50 people inside the restaurant in the 2900 block of Rimpau Boulevard when an argument broke out, Preciado said.
Three men left the restaurant, returned with firearms and began shooting, according to police. Others at the restaurant also opened fire, and some diners were caught in the crossfire, Preciado said.
The shooting continued in the driveway of the restaurant, which is located in a house on a residential block, police said.
“When we got there, there were three people dead and people running everywhere,” Preciado said. “We had multiple people with gunshot wounds.”
Numerous officers from across Los Angeles were sent to the scene, which Preciado called “really devastating.”