IONIA (WWJ/AP) – Police say two motorists are dead following a road rage-fueled shooting at a car wash in Ionia.

According to police, a  43-year-old James Pullum and a 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 suffering from gunshot wounds. Pullum and Taylor were rushed to an area hospital where they were both pronounced dead, The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reported.

Both of 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 while the men were driving in the area, but didn’t give further details. Investigators say both men had valid licenses to carry concealed weapons.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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