IONIA, MI – Two men died Wednesday, Sept. 18, in a shootout that stemmed from a road rage confrontation, Ionia police said.
Ionia Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to Wonder Wand Car Wash in the 400 block of South Steele Street shortly before 7 p.m. on reports of shots fired. Police arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds.
Initial investigation shows the Ionia men, ages 43 and 56, pulled into the car wash parking lot after a road rage incident. They exited their vehicles and eventually drew handguns and exchanged fire, police said. It wasn’t clear what the two men were arguing about.
Life EMS transported the men to Sparrow Ionia Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Police said both men, whose identities have not been released, held permits to carry concealed weapons.
The incident remains under investigation with the assistance of the Michigan State Police Crime Lab and the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department.
h/t M Live