Mesa PD investigating 2 homicides hours apart

MESA, Ariz. - The Mesa Police Department is investigating two unrelated homicides that happened overnight.

According to police, officers responded to a shooting in the area of 300 E. 8th Drive around 8 p.m. Thursday. 

Officers found two victims, 31-year-old Jorge Alcantar deceased and an injured 45-year-old woman. She was treated and released, police said.

Police said the alleged shooter is a man and is still at large.

The suspect and victims knew each other, according to police.

Mesa officers also responded to a reported assault around 3:30 a.m. Friday in the area of 1464 S. Stapley Drive.

Police found 20-year-old Christian Camarena dead. A possible suspect is being investigated, police said.

Mesa PD did not release suspect information or the names of the victims in either incident.


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