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2nd man found fatally shot at Laith's Candy Land in Sterling Heights

2nd shooting victim found at location this week

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A man was found dead Saturday morning at Laith's Candy Land in Sterling Heights after another shooting victim was found Monday at the location.

Sterling Heights police say it's rare to be investigating a homicide in the industrial complex on Mound Road. Two deaths inside one business is almost unheard of.

Police believe the two victims were the primary workers there.

"The people who did this knew where they were going, more than likely knew who they were targeting, showed up at this business and committed these crimes," Chief Dale Dwojakowski said.

Early Saturday morning, the second victim's family called police after the young man in his mid-20s didn't come home.

"The family was concerned because of the other employee of the business being killed on Monday, so they were concerned for his welfare," Dwojakowski said.

Police said they were responding to a missing person report about 4 a.m. when they checked the man's workplace. Police found the man with apparent gunshot wounds at Laith's, which is a candy wholesale distributor.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, officials said. The name of the victim has not been released.

On Monday, an employee, Sufian Saba, was found fatally shot at Laith's, which is located at 35556 Mound Road. A vehicle was caught on camera leaving the scene after the first shooting.

"Our detective bureau has been working 24/7 since Monday trying to track down leads on that homicide and now we have a second one," Dwojakowski said. "We are everywhere."

Police said the two shootings appear to be targeted and related. Police believe both of the victims were killed inside the building.

"I just want to reassure the residents of Sterling Heights that you're in good hands and our investigators are doing everything in their power and we're working around the clock," Dwojakowski said.

Police are not releasing information about the ongoing investigation.


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