Police: 2 killed, 3rd person injured in shootings

- Police are investigating after two people were found shot to death, and a third person injured, in shooting scenes in Chandler and Mesa.

Chandler Police officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road just before 9 p.m.  Police say a man was found lying on the ground at the complex, and later died from his injuries.

Just blocks away, Mesa Police found two other shooting victims inside a vehicle near Alma School and Guadalupe.  A woman inside the vehicle was pronounced dead on-scene, and a man suffering from a gunshot wound was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries.

During their investigation, police identified 23-year-old Taron Watkins as the alleged shooter and he was arrested the following day in Scottsdale.

Watkins was booked into jail faces two counts of second-degree murder, and one count each of attempted murder and prohibited possessor.

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