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Man and 16-year-old boy die after shooting at Mesa apartment

Triple shooting in Mesa
Posted at 7:29 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 18:26:06-04

MESA — Two people are dead, including a teenager, after a triple shooting at a Mesa apartment complex on Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the area of Gilbert and Broadway roads after receiving reports of the shooting around 10 p.m. At the scene, three men with gunshot wounds were found inside an apartment.

Two of the men were shot in the torso and a third was shot in the leg. All three were transported to local hospitals and two were later pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Police identified one man who died as Michael Benitez. The other person who died was only identified as a 16-year-old male.

The third shooting vicitm, who was identified as a 15-year-old male, is in stable condition.

Detectives are investigating the shooting and have not said whether any suspects are outstanding or what led to the incident.