Two men dead after shooting outside restaurant

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Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 12:13 PM EDT
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MOUNT MORRIS TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - Mt. Morris Township Police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead outside a restaurant Saturday night.

Police Chief Michael Veach said officers responded to the shooting at Prime 810, located at 4418 W. Pierson Road, at 10:56 p.m.

Investigators say two men were shot. One victim, identified as 42-year-old Johntavies Jauckquece Small, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was found in a Jeep that had crashed into the Belle Tire building, police said.

He was identified as 36-year-old Tony Lance Owens. Owens was bleeding heavily when police arrived and was rushed to Hurley Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Owens was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire while sitting in his vehicle, police said.

An AR-15 rifle was recovered at the scene, police said, adding two handguns were found in the trunk of a car and 69 shell casings were collected.

No other injuries were reported.

Police believe two possible shooters are outstanding.

The investigation is ongoing.