Eric Garcetti

2 in grave condition after LA shooting leaves 3 dead

An early morning argument at a Los Angeles restaurant operating out of a converted home apparently triggered gunfire that left three people dead and 12 wounded, two gravely, authorities said Saturday.

The restaurant owner told The Los Angeles Times ( he runs a Jamaican catering business out of the house and was hosting a birthday celebration when the shooting broke out. A man who had gone to the house to ask that a car be moved from his brother's driveway told the newspaper there were more than 100 people in the house and yard and that a DJ was playing music.

Shortly after they left, Paul Elen said he heard 15 to 20 shots.

"My brother...