Online fight leads to double fatal shooting

ST. JOHNS, FL (KTRK) -- Friends of Elroi Ashley and Canyon Molitor said the two knew each other and were friends.

One father told WFOX that his son was good friends with Canyon Molitor and was in the parking lot when the 25-year-old was shot and killed.

The entire community is shaken up, especially those who knew both men.

Jose Rodriguez said he knew both of the men who were shot and killed Saturday morning in Florida.

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"I couldn't believe it and I still can't believe it," Rodriguez said.

According to police, Canyon Molitor and Elroi Ashley had been arguing online and decided to meet fact to face. During that confrontation, police said both men pulled out guns and shot one another. Molitor died at the scene and Ashley died later at a hospital.

Rodriguez said that Ashley was like family.

"Great father, awesome person, a clown man who was always joking. He was a great strong man and he was just a good person. I just can't believe he's gone," he said.

Rodriguez is equally as shocked about Molitor, who worked with him.

"He was a good guy and a nice person. He wasn't a bad person either. Like what happened is just a sad story," Rodriguez said.

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