FORDHAM HEIGHTS, Bronx – Police are looking for three persons of interest wanted for questioning in connection to the murder of a 46-year-old Bronx deli clerk.
NYPD is also looking for a vehicle seen on surveillance footage in connection to the killing. The persons of interest appear to be in their 20s, cops say, but haven't pinpointed at who exactly is the suspected shooter.
Cops say the employee for Trio Deli on 2345 Jerome Avenue was fatally shot in the torso twice about 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Police say a customer had an argument with the victim who at the time was . The customer left the store but returned and shot the clerk in the stomach.
He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released at this time.
"The guy that came in was arguing over a girl, but he confused [the clerk] for someone else," Melissa Gonzalez, a friend of the victim said. "He came into the deli and shot him up so it was an innocent victim that got killed."
Friends of the victim say he was from the Dominican Republic and sent money back to his family that was still there.
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