An unofficial restaurant, known as Dilly's Jamaican Diner was left a "bloody scene" in the early hours of Saturday morning. Authorities say that an argument at the converted home in Los Angeles is what triggered the shooting which left 3 people dead and at least a dozen others injured. So far a firearm has been recovered, one person has been arrested and police have launched a manhunt for another person connected to the Shooting.

Putting together what happened.

Police arrived at the scene on West Adams street, which is located in the southwestern part of the city, and found shell cases and blood throughout the restaurant. Around 50 people had gathered at the venue for a birthday party. Police have managed to paint a picture of the events that unfolded following their investigations. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Mike Lopez said that a party was operating at the converted home shortly after midnight on Saturday.

A man and woman left the venue after an argument and the restaurant had become the scene of a gun battle when they returned.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement that the shooting was "the latest example of a senseless gun violence epidemic that causes so much pain and sorrow in our city and across the nation". The Mayor added: "We cannot tolerate these tragedies multiplying in communities across America."

Residents of the neighborhood said they heard screaming, some recorded hearing around 15-20 gun shots.

One neighbor, Blair Hamilton, described the scene as "chaotic". He explained that kids were running around, cars were driving up and down West Haven street and that mothers and aunties had appeared to be shot. Another neighbor Sheryl Cobb said she was awakened by the gunfire and screaming, but never left her home for fear of getting caught in a crossfire.

The 12 injured people were transported to local hospitals.

The death toll could still rise because two are said to be in grave condition. The owner of the eatery, who is known as Dilly, has been cooperating with police. He told the Los Angeles Times that Saturday's incident was not the first shooting to take place at the home.

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