CRIME

2 killed, 5 hurt in shootings at Southern California nightclub, gas station; suspects sought

  • A man is comforted in the parking lot outside of the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Loma Linda, Calif. Several friends and family members gathered at the hospital where a loved one was taken following an early morning shooting that occurred outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla)  MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGS

    A man is comforted in the parking lot outside of the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in Loma Linda, Calif. Several friends and family members gathered at the hospital where a loved one was taken following an early morning shooting that occurred outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub in San Bernardino. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGS  (The Associated Press)

  • San Bernardino Police Department officers work a scene after a shooting occurred shortly after 2am outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla)  MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGS

    San Bernardino Police Department officers work a scene after a shooting occurred shortly after 2am outside of Stingers Bar and Nightclub on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. (AP Photo/The Sun, Micah Escamilla) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES NO MAGS  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station.

San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead says gunfire erupted as up to 200 people filed out of Stinger's nightclub on the city's south side early Wednesday.

Lawhead says one person died and five people were wounded — two critically. Another person died in a second shooting minutes later at a gas station a quarter-mile away.

Investigators say up to 40 rounds were fired, and they are searching for multiple suspects.

Lawhead says Stinger's has been the scene of past gang activity and the shootings are likely gang-related.