Police: 2 men found fatally shot at Parkside Houses

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A shooting in Allerton left two people dead Sunday night.

Police say around 11:45 p.m. they responded to a call of shots fired at the Parkside Houses.

When they arrived, they found both a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old man with gunshot wounds.

The 21-year-old was shot in the neck and the 17-year-old was shot in the torso.

The victims were transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi where they were pronounced dead.

Mia Martinez says she had no idea that one of the people shot outside her window was her friend.

"I thought it was a firework so I looked out my window, I looked up into the air because I thought I was looking for a firework. The second one, I looked down and that's when I see my friend is sitting up on the gate," says Martinez.

Martinez recalled the 17-year-old's final moments as well as the second victim, a 21-year-old, and a third person, the person police say they're looking for.

"When I came downstairs I saw someone over there holding their neck. My friend Budda and the other man I saw looking out my window, he was running," says Martinez.

Anyone with information is asked to call police. 

 

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