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Deputies release names of two men killed in Salem shooting

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Courtesy: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Photo showing vehicle of interest. (Image released by Marion County Sheriff's Office) Photo showing vehicle of interest. (Image released by Marion County Sheriff's Office)
SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two men who died in a shooting outside of a bar in Salem.

Deputies said 24-year-old Tobias Helms-Reese and 21-year-old Tyler Longacre both died from gunshot wounds.

According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to Bar Fly's Bar and Grill just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

That's where deputies said they found two men with gunshot wounds. One of the men died at the hospital and the other is in stable condition.

Soon after, deputies said they found a third man dead across the street in a parking lot.

On Sunday evening, FOX 12 spoke with a friend of Helms, who said he was a talented musician, father, and an unforgettable man. 

“Tobias Helms, AKA 'FatBoy'… the heart and soul of Salem, Oregon, could influence the world if given the opportunity,” said friend Gregg Simpson. “He would bring the energy of pure happiness when he walked into any room. Too soon was his life taken. Important to anyone's life that he touched, his loss was almost too much to bear.” 

Simpson also said it was Helms’ dream to send his son to college. A GoFundMe page has been started for Helms' son. 

Meanwhile, the sheriff's office is still investigating the shooting. Investigators are looking for a late model red or maroon Ford Expedition. They released an image of the vehicle Sunday evening.

Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or its owner is asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at (503) 540-8079. 

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