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Two drivers dead after road rage-fueled shooting in Mich., police say

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(CBS/AP) IONIA, Mich. - Police say two motorists are dead following a road rage-fueled shooting at a car wash in Ionia, Mich., reports CBS Detroit.

Police say 43-year-old James Pullum and 56-year-old Robert Taylor pulled their vehicles into the driveway of the Wonder Wand Car Wash about 7 p.m. Wednesday and exchanged gunfire with handguns.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found both men wounded. Pullum and Taylor were rushed to an area hospital where they were both pronounced dead, The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reported.

Both men are from Ionia, about 30 miles northwest of Lansing. Police say Pullum had two passengers in his vehicle, but they weren't hurt.

Police say the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation that occurred while the men were driving in the area. They didn't give further details except to say Pullum was being tailgated by Taylor, reports the paper. Investigators say both men had valid licenses to carry concealed weapons.

The shooting remains under investigation.

  • Stephanie Slifer

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