Robert Earl Meekins Jr., a 28-year-old black man, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, after he was shot inside the Gable House Bowl, 22501 Hawthorne Blvd., in Torrance, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Meekins was at the crowded bowling alley on Friday, Jan. 4, with his close friend Astin Kyle Edwards, 28, the godfather of his 5-year-old son.
About 11:54 p.m. a group of women began fighting, according to a news release from the Torrance Police Department. The fight escalated to include men and then someone began shooting, The Times reported.
Seven people were struck by gunfire, according to the release. Four were taken to the hospital and survived their injuries. But Meekins, Edwards and a third man, Michael Di'Shawn Radford, a 20-year-old black man, were pronounced dead at the scene at 12:07 a.m.
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