- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) - Three men face charges in the fatal shootings of two people killed during a botched robbery outside a northern New Jersey nightclub.

Passaic police tell The Record (https://bit.ly/1QKueUo) that Luis Delcarmen, 24, Johan Gonzalez, 23, and Augusto Solano, 21, all of Passaic, face murder and conspiracy charges in the shooting that also left a man seriously wounded.

Authorities say the suspects and the victims were all at the Cloud 9 Lounge in Passaic early Saturday. The suspects apparently left the establishment but returned at closing and tried to rob the three victims.

Denise Gonzalez, 22, of Paterson, and Enpaul Cantero, 24, of Garfield, died from their wounds. Gonzalez was shot in the chest, authorities said, while Cantero was shot in the chest and stomach.

The wounded man, 24-year-old Amin Rivas of Garfield, was hospitalized in critical condition. He was shot in the chest.

Delcarmen, believed to be the shooter, is also charged with attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses, while Solano also faces a robbery charge. It wasn’t known if any of the three suspects have retained attorneys.

Authorities are also investigating a possible link between what they described as a “vehicle of interest” in the nightclub shooting and another shooting early Saturday at a Clifton convenience store. A 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the side of his head during the latter shooting, which occurred about an hour after the club shooting.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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