Canyon Charles Molitor and Elroi Ishmael Ashley (screenshot)

Two men were killed Saturday morning in a shootout following an argument outside a St. Augustine, Fla., convenience store.

According to the Florida Times-Union, 25-year-old Canyon Charles Molitor suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the incident and died at the scene around 10 a.m. The other man, Elroi Ishmael Ashley, 20, was shot at least once and initially fled the scene of the shooting. St. Johns County sheriff’s detectives located his vehicle in the parking lot of Flagler Hospital, where Ashley was being treated. However, he died after being taken into surgery.


Detectives say that the men had been involved in an ongoing “digital communication” argument and had agreed to meet at the store. Once they met up, however, an argument turned physical after each of the men drew a gun and shot each other as several uninvolved people entered and exited the store.

No other injuries were reported in the incident, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan said, but officers were still investigating what prompted the initial argument.

Read more at the Florida Times-Union.

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