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    Keyshawn Lorenzo Cooley (21) and Randy Hargraves (29) dead, suspect hospitalized after shooting on a party bus in Guilford County, NC 10/09/2020

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. ? Two people died from gunshot wounds and the suspect is hospitalized after a deadly shooting on a party bus on a North Carolina highway Friday night.

    The incident happened on Interstate-85 near the Groometown Road exit. The 911 call for help came around 9 p.m., according to the Guilford County Sheriff?s Office.

    The shooting suspect was also hospitalized from gunshot wounds. The suspect is currently in custody, and will be arrested after they are discharged from the hospital, the sheriff's office told WFMY News 2.

    When deputies first arrived on the scene Friday night, they found one victim already dead from gunshot wounds. The second gunshot victim was pronounced dead after arriving at a local hospital, according to a press release.

    The shooting suspect was also hospitalized in the custody of law enforcement and currently is in stable condition. A full list of criminal charges has not been released yet.

    Investigators have not released details about why the shooting on the party bus occurred.

    After the shooting, the party bus was pulled over on the side of the highway, surrounded by investigators. Law enforcement shutdown all lanes of I-85 near Exit 121 (I-73 North) in Guilford County for the investigation. The road reopened around 1:40 a.m.

    Detour: Motorists should take Exit 122-C for US-220 North. Continue on US-220 North to Exit 79-B (I-85 Business South). Continue on I-85 Business South to re-access I-85 South near Exit 119 (Groometown Road).

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    Update the victims have been identified as Keyshawn Lorenzo Cooley (___) and Randy Hargraves (___)

    DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Two families Sunday night mourned the loss of Durham men Keyshawn Lorenzo Cooley and Randy Hargraves.

    Their families say the pair were working on a party bus traveling from Durham through Greensboro on Friday night when they say someone on board shot and killed them.

    Both men leave behind children.

    The families say they haven’t slept since the deadly shooting happened. They say the people on board the party bus were customers who booked the service.

    RELATED: Witnesses describe NC party bus shooting that left 2 dead
    They never expected a night of work would led to such tragedy.

    “This is not easy for any of us nobody is OK. This was unexpected. Keyshawn’s smile was something we looked forward to on a daily basis it was our sunshine and the sun hasn’t shined since he left us,” said Alisha, victims aunt and the sister of Keyshawn’s father who was driving the bus.

    The family says Cooley’s father was driving the bus, he doesn’t want to be identified yet.

    Cooley was there to learn the business and one day take over. Hargraves was a close family friend and business partner. Cooley’s father was not injured in the shooting.

    “My brother was not shot but mentally he is not OK. He is extremely traumatized — he watched his son take his last breath and was there when he lost his best friend, so no, he’s not OK,” said Alisha.

    The family isn’t sure why the men were shot or if they knew the shooter.

    “Whatever that issue was, whatever caused that it wasn’t worth their lives,” said Alisha.

    The suspect is in the hospital with serious injuries. An investigation is underway.

    If you’d like to help the family with funeral expenses links to their go fund me accounts are below.

    Hargraves-Cooley Family Memorial Fund

    Keyshawn Lorenzo Cooley Memorial Fund

    Randy Lee Hargraves, Jr aka Lee

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    Two men who operated a party bus company in North Carolina were killed over the weekend when their customer shot them.

    Randy Lee Hargraves and Keyshawn Lorenzo Cooley were shot on Friday night while driving the bus from Durham to Charlotte, WRAL reports. Hargraves and Cooley operated Clipper Gang Elite Transportation together, according to the outlet.

    The shooting happened in Guilford County shortly before 9 p.m., the sheriff's office said in a Saturday press release. The shooter was taken to a nearby hospital and was in "stable condition," police said.

    The Guilford County sheriff did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

    WRAL reports that the victims' families say the shooter had rented out the party bus Friday night.

    Hargraves' mother Tynecca Hart told WRAL that from what she understood, "nobody knew" the shooter.

    "All I know is that they did an application to rent the party bus," she told the news station. "I just want the shooter to get whatever punishment he deserves, to know that this is not okay to just kill somebody for no reason at all."

    The shooter's motive remains unknown at this time, and the investigation is still ongoing.

    A GoFundMe campaign created on behalf of Hargraves said that the father of two was "murdered while working."

    "He leaves behind his significant other Jalissa Mcmillan and his two babies Aiden (1) and Audrey (2)," the campaign, set up to help with funeral costs, said.

    Another GoFundMe campaign created in honor of Cooley said that he "violently lost his life to senseless gun violence while helping operate his fathers family owned mobile entertainment business."

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    "Keyshawn’s death not only shocked his family, but close friends and community members who will all miss his smile, his energy, and his presence," the campaign page, which was created to raise money for funeral expenses and to aid in the care for his 5-month-old daughter, read.

    A third GoFundMe campaign has been created to help support Hargraves' and Cooley's children.

    "Randy was an entrepreneur with the mindset to constantly learn and be better," the campaign said. "He was a phenomenal friend and strived to be a great role model for anyone who may have looked up to him. Randy’s departure has hurt and shocked so many people in the Durham community especially his family. They can use all of the support and resources available in efforts to support his beautiful children moving forward."

    "Keyshawn was a young barber who just wanted to be successful, sustainable, and a good father," it continued. "His greatest accomplishment was becoming a father and he looked forward to where his career as a barber would lead him. Randy and Keyshawn lost their lives while on a job trying to provide for their families. Both men have beautiful children and this fund is to contribute to their well being while their families find a way to adjust without their sole caregivers."

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