Reginald Wallace

Reginald Leander Wallace, 47, appeared in court on three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder for allegedly spraying a crowd of people with bullets at Gable House Bowl in Torrance in January, in Torrance on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The arraignment was postponed until February 28. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

A man accused of killing three people and injuring four others in a Torrance bowling alley shooting pleaded not guilty Tuesday during a brief court appearance.

Reginald Leander Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles remained quiet during the hearing at the Torrance courthouse, as his attorneys entered not guilty pleas on his behalf to three counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police allege that Wallace, whom they describe as a gang member, opened fire during a melee Jan. 4 at the Gable House Bowl in the 22500 block of Hawthorne Boulevard.

Shortly before midnight, a fight at the bowling alley between two people quickly grew into a brawl involving 10 to 15 people, according to police. Wallace took a handgun out of his pocket, police allege, and began shooting.

Killed by the gunfire were 28-year-old Astin Edwards, 28-year-old Robert Meekins Jr. and 20-year-old Michael Radford, all of Los Angeles.

Wallace was arrested two days after the shooting. Police say they identified him as the shooter through witnesses and surveillance footage.

According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Wallace in 1989 was convicted of first-degree murder while still a juvenile.

Wallace’s court-appointed attorney’s declined to comment following Tuesday’s hearing on the charges he is facing.

Wallace is scheduled to return to court on May 23 for a preliminary hearing at which it will be determined if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed to trial. He is being held without bail.

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