Mesa nightclub shooting kills 2 men, injures 2 others

Two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Mesa nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

Mesa officers said gunfire broke out in the parking lot at the Lounge Soho near Southern and Alma School Road just after 2 a.m. on June 5.

When police arrived, they found the bodies of two men lying outside the nightclub with gunshot wounds. The victims were identified as 25-year-old Curtis West Jr. of Phoenix, and 23-year-old Willie D'Angelo Love of Maricopa.

Two other people were shot, but they are expected to survive their injuries.

No details were released about what led up to the shooting, but two people were arrested as police continued their investigation.

"When the first officers arrived on scene they saw a silver car fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed," said Sgt. Chuck Trapani with the Mesa Police Department. "We initiated a pursuit with that vehicle."

The chase ended a few miles away from the nightclub, and the three occupants of the car were investigated.

When officers retraced the silver car's path from the club during the pursuit, they reportedly found a discarded gun near Alma School Road.

"Two of the occupants were arrested and booked on charges not directly associated with the homicide/shooting incident," Sgt. Charles Trapani said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 480-611-2211.

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