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Ensley double murder investigation

ESCAMBIA COUNTY   --  The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly double shooting in Ensley.

Myles Gregory Bryant and Antonio Brown were killed late Friday night on the 200 block of Washburn Street.
   
Family members say the two are local rappers who were on their way to perform at the Ensley lounge.  A few blocks away from where the shooting happened
   
Right now it's unclear what led to the shooting.
How many in the Ensley community feel this senseless act of violence stopped them from making it big in the music industry.

"Tony Brown and Greg Bryant often played night clubs just like this for their home town fans, friends and family say they were getting ready to put Pensacola on the map."
   
Bill Marshall is a local concert promoter and night club owner.   He says he met the two aspiring music artists  years ago.
   
Family members sent us this music cover of one of their first albums.
Tony Brown was a singer and Greg Bryant a rapper.

Marshall says both men poured themselves into their music and Greg was just signed to the Sony record label.
   
He says the duo were getting ready to perform a show at the Ensley lounge when they were shot in the car they were sitting in.

Ending not only their careers but their lives.  .
Marshall says their death wasn't only tragic for their family and friends but also might have closed a door for many aspiring music artist in Pensacola.

Bill Marshall  "Once a big record label comes in a signs one artist and that artist takes off and does well different record labels start searching the area and it gives some people a way out."
   
It's still unclear why the two men were shot...
Tony's brother Jeff Wright says it's a question he might always have to live with.

Jeff Wright  "It was senseless, it was cowardly."
"Violence just happens every where now."

Wright says now he plans to pick up where his brother left off and plans to try a music career to help support his brothers children who now don't have their father.

"Now I'm on a mission and it's a mission that I'm not going to stop."
"If you have any information on this incident you're asked to contact the Escambia County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 433-STOP.