NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men were gunned down outside of a deli Sunday morning in Hamilton Heights, police said.
Kenny Jimenez, 21, and Francisco Mercedez, 29, were at Broadway and West 151st Street just before 3 a.m. when a white sedan pulled up and someone opened fire, police told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.
Jimenez, who lived on the block, was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Mercedez, who lived in the Bronx, was shot in the back, cops said. He was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital Center.
Detectives released surveillance photos of the white four-door sedan and the suspect believed to have pulled the trigger. He was shown wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, camo shorts and white sneakers.
Friends and family gathered Sunday night for a vigil in memory of the two, CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported.
Among the crowd of nearly 200 hovering around candles and photos of Jimenez and Mercedez was Miguel Mercedez, struggling over the death of his brother.
“I felt like I lost everything,” he said. “I lost everything, that was role model. I looked up to him.”