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Gun battle at LA restaurant leaves 3 dead, 12 wounded

An early morning argument at a Los Angeles restaurant apparently triggered a gun battle that left 3 people dead and 12 wounded, authorities said Saturday. Police who arrived at the scene found shell casings and blood throughout the restaurant, located west of downtown Los Angeles. Two possible suspects were being questioned. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said a preliminary investigation found a party was underway at the restaurant at 12:30 a.m. Saturday when an argument started. A man and woman left the building, then returned and the restaurant erupted in gunfire. Three people died at the scene, and 12 others were transported to local hospitals. Their conditions ranged from critical to stable but serious. One firearm was recovered.

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