2 Men dead after parking lot fight ends in shooting

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Police searching for shooting suspect

PHOENIX - Two men are dead following a shooting that took place late Friday night.

Police say a fight broke out shortly after midnight inside a restaurant in the 3400 block of W. Thomas Rd. The altercation reportedly carried over into the parking lot and escalated into a physical fight between two groups. Police say shot were fired during the fight and when officers arrived they found one man lying in the parking lot who was pronounced dead at the scene. A second shooting victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The suspect fled the scene in a mid-size Honda-style car. A second person of interest in the shooting is described as a male Hispanic between 25 and 30 years old with short black hair and weighing between 180 and 190 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at (602) 262-6141 or "SILENT WITNESS" at (480) W-I-T-N-E-S-S.For Spanish, (480) T-E-S-T-I-G-O.