2 Shot to Death in Jersey Bar Brawl

Saturday, May 29, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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2 Shot to Death in Jersey Bar Brawl

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5 people reported dead.

Two men were killed and several others injured during a large brawl outside a northern New Jersey bar early Saturday.

Union County prosecutors say it's not clear what sparked the fight in Elizabeth, which broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in a strip mall parking lot on Elizabeth Avenue.

Police soon responded and found 30-year-old Luis Mesa and 27-year-old Daniel Torres, both of Elizabeth, had been shot outside the El Buen Gusto Bar. Both men were pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m., authorities said, but further details -- including what type of gun was used and how many times the men were shot -- were not immediately disclosed.

Several other people apparently involved in the brawl were taken to nearby hospitals with various injuries, but all were treated and released by late Saturday morning. Prosecutors say none of them were shot.

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