Police are looking for a single suspect in the fatal shooting of two men outside a Harlem bodega early Sunday morning. The NYPD is sharing surveillance video of the suspect, shown brandishing a gun, as well as his car.
According to the NYPD, at around 2:53 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call about two men who were shot outside the Fedel Gourmet Deli on Broadway at 151st Street. When police got there, they found a 21-year-old man, unconscious, with a gunshot wound to his neck and a 29-year-old man, also unconscious, with a gunshot wound to his back.
The 21-year-old, Kenny Jimenez, who lived on the same block, was pronounced dead at the scene while the 29-year-old, Francisco Mercedez of the Bronx, died at Harlem Hospital.
Police say that the suspect "displayed and discharged a firearm" in front of the deli, and then "fled in a white Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows to parts unknown." The suspect is described as wearing a short sleeve gray hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, camouflage shorts, and white sneakers.
The victims were aspiring rappers, who just came back from an event in Connecticut. Jimenez's sister said, "He didn't deserve this. He was only 21."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.