Two men at a baptism party were killed and two injured during a brawl early Sunday outside a Mexican restaurant in Pennsauken, police said.
Jacobo Medina, 21, and Javier Medina, 22, were fatally stabbed outside La Hacienda at Westfield and Merchantville Avenues about 2:30 a.m. The men are not related, police said. Their hometowns were not immediately available. Another man was in fair condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, according to a statement from Pennsauken Chief John Coffey. A fourth man suffered minor injuries.
The party ended about 2 a.m., and as the guests left, a "a verbal dispute erupted between members of the baptism party and another group," according to the statement released by Coffee and Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk. The dispute became a brawl, and the second group of men attacked members of the baptism party with knives, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator Jeff Long at 856-225-8400 or Pennsauken Police Detective Phil Olivo at 856-488-0080. - Nathan Gorenstein