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.