Manhunt for gunman in double murder outside deli in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan

HAMILTON HEIGHTS (WABC) -- Police are searching for a gunman after two young men were shot while standing outside a deli in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan.

It happened about 3 a.m. Sunday at 151st Street and Broadway.

A car pulled up, and a man got out and opened fire.

Authorities released surveillance of the man who fired the shots. He is described as a male Hispanic wearing a short sleeve gray hooded sweatshirt, black t-shirt, camouflage shorts, and white sneakers.

An image also was released of the car he was in, a white Nissan Altima with dark tinted widows.

The victims were Kenny Jimenez, 21, who was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene, and Francisco Mercedez, 29, shot in the back and taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information 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 http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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