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2 Shot Dead At Gas Station On Detroit's West Side

May 24, 2018 - 8:50 am

DETROIT (WWJ) -  Police say a love triangle led to deadly results at a gas station on Detroit's west side when two men were killed in a shootout.

Shots rang out just after 5 a.m. Thursday at the Clark station on the corner of Schaefer Highway and Puritan Avenue, just west of the Lodge Freeway. 

According to police, the current boyfriend of a woman agreed to meet her ex-boyfriend at the gas station. At the meeting, the two men got into an argument and each pulled out guns, then simultaneously shot each other.

One man was shot in the head and the other was shot in the chest. Reporting live from the scene, WWJ's Charlie Langton said the men were at such close range, their bodies were lying on top of each other. 

Second Precinct Captain John Serda said one man is 25-years-old and the other is 39-years-old.

"There's some preliminary information that they are both motorcycle club members. Don't know if that has anything to do with this situation, it does not appear that that's direct involvement," he said.

Serda said the woman involved in the situation is cooperating with investigators.

Puritan remains closed to traffic in both directions at Schaefer as police investigate the scene. 

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