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Shooting at party near South Mountain leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

Police said that a triple shooting at a large house party in the area has left two people dead, and a third hospitalized.

PHOENIX — Phoenix Police are investigating a shooting at a house party near South Mountain that left two people dead and a third hospitalized.

Around 1:35 in the morning, officers responded to a call for possible gunshots at a house party near 27th Street and East South Mountain Avenue.

When police arrived they found dozens of vehicles parked around the home, even blocking off the street. As officers were trying to reach the homeowner they heard several shots being fired in the backyard, police said.

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According to official reports, police found three victims in the backyard with gunshot wounds. Two of the victims died on the scene while the third was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police identified the victims as Xavier Martinez and Robert Puentes. Both are 21 years old.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the shooting. No suspect information has been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for more updates.

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