Two men were shot to death at an Ingalls Park liquor store Tuesday night, police said.
Will County deputies dispatched to Ingalls Park Food and Liquor at 1822 E. Washington St. found one man inside the store who had been shot in the back and another in a car parked next to the business, police said.
The man in the car had been shot in the head, according to police.
Police identified the man shot in the back as Zachary Stohr, 29, of New Lenox, and the man in the car as Xavier Mendoza, 20, of Joliet.
An autopsy of both men was conducted by the Will County Coroner's Office on Wednesday.
Stohr suffered a gunshot wound and Mendoza suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to preliminary information posted on the coroner's office Facebook page.
Mendoza was pronounced dead at the scene while Stohr was pronounced dead at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, officials said.
The final cause and manner of the men's death will be determined pending the outcome of police, autopsy and toxicological reports, officials said.
In response to several questions about the incident, Will County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said as of now the only information the sheriff's office is "putting out is what I have already done."
The lot next to Ingalls Park Food and Liquor and behind Pollo Veloz Carbonico restaurant was still taped off by the sheriff's office on Wednesday. Three deputies were examining the area.
Two employees at the store said they didn't know what happened and declined to comment further. Customers were still shopping at Ingalls Park Food and Liquor and lining up for food at Pollo Veloz Carbonico.
The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify the suspects in the investigation. Anyone with information should contact sheriff detective Brian O’Leary at 815-727-8574, extension 4957.
Anonymous tips can also be sent to the sheriff’s website at willcosheriff.org/enforcement/submit-a-crime-tip, the Will County Crime Stoppers’ website at crimestoppersofwillcounty.org/submit-a-tip, or by phone at 800-323-6734.
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