Three people were shot, two of them fatally, outside an apartment building in San Jose Saturday night, a police spokesman said.
Officers responded to a reported shooting between two groups of people in a parking lot outside an apartment building in the 300 block of San Antonio Court at around 10:45 p.m., San Jose police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said.
Arriving officers found three shooting victims. Two men - a 27 year old and a 26 year old, both of San Jose - were pronounced dead at the scene.
A third victim, a 19 year old female, also of San Jose, was taken to a hospital to be treated and was later released.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting broke out when two groups of people encountered each other and got into a verbal altercation that turned violent in the parking lot.
It has not been determined if the shooting was gang-related, but the possibility has not been ruled out, Lopez said.
Police are canvassing the area in search of witnesses and suspects and are asking anyone with information to contact the San Jose Police Department at (408) 277-5283.