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Published: Thursday, 9/19/2013

Police: 2 drivers dead following road rage-fueled shooting at car wash in Ionia


IONIA, Mich. — Police say two motorists are dead following a road rage-fueled shooting at a car wash in Ionia.

The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reports a 43-year-old James Pullum and a 56-year-old Robert Taylor pulled vehicles into the driveway of the Wonder Wand Car Wash about 7 p.m. Wednesday and exchanged gunfire with handguns. Police say both died of their wounds.

Police say Pullum had two passengers in his vehicle, but they weren’t hurt. Both of the dead men are from Ionia, about 30 miles northwest of Lansing. Police say the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation while they were driving in the area.

Investigators say both men had valid licenses to carry concealed weapons. The shooting is under investigation by Ionia police and others.

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