Two dead, two injured in Mesa bar shooting

The Lounge Soho Mesa shooting
Posted at 5:58 AM, Jun 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 07:16:11-04

MESA, AZ — Two people are dead and two more are injured after a shooting outside a Mesa bar.

Just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Mesa police were called to The Lounge Soho, near Southern Avenue and Alma School Road, for reports of a shooting

Two men were found lying in the parking lot area with obvious gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Mesa Police Sergeant Chuck Trapani.

While searching the area, police found two more victims who had non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police have identified the two victims who died as Willie D'Angelo Love, 23, of Maricopa, and Curtis Eugene West Jr., 25, of Phoenix.

When the first officers arrived at the scene they saw a silver passenger car leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Officers followed that vehicle and were able to stop it down the street.

Sgt. Trapani tells ABC15 there were no weapons located inside the car but while retracing the route, they located a weapon along the roadway.

Three people inside the vehicle were detained. One person was released shortly after being detained and two others were arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting.

Officials say the shooting happened in the parking lot of the business and several witnesses were questioned.

It's unknown if the people involved knew each other or what led up to the shooting.