3 injured, 2 severely, at Sutra club

Police are searching for up to six suspects who attacked a group inside Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa and beat two victims so severely they required hospitalization.

Three men were at a VIP table inside the club on Harbor Boulevard when the attackers jumped them about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Stephanie Selinske said.

The attackers used a weapon, but police declined to say what it was.

Two of the victims were taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana with serious injuries, but they are expected to live. Paramedics treated the third victim at the scene.

Because detectives are chasing leads, police released few details Friday, said Selinske, who would only identify the suspects as Asian men in their early 20s.

The Costa Mesa Police Department decided to release at least some information on the Sutra incident in light of an attack outside a nightclub in Santa Ana last week when 23-year-old Kim Pham was severely beaten, Selinske said. Pham later died.

Police say they don’t know the motive for Friday’s attack.

The department asks that anyone with information contact Det. Rob Hanson at (714) 754-5162 or Sgt. Ed Everett at (714) 754-5395.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck