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Gunfire at Los Angeles restaurant leaves 3 dead

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is calling a shooting at a restaurant that left three people dead and 12 wounded the latest example of senseless gun violence in America.

Garcetti expressed sympathy for the victims' families in a statement Saturday. He says he's confident that police will unravel questions about the shooting that occurred about 12:30 a.m. Saturday on a residential street of modest homes west of downtown.

Garcetti says the country must do more to stop easy access to firearms and punish those who use them in crimes.

The mayor says "we cannot tolerate these tragedies multiplying in communities across America."

Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez says that two possible suspects are being questioned.

The shooting was apparently triggered by an argument in the restaurant, which was operating out of a converted house.

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