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Two men shot to death inside building in Hell's Kitchen, search on for suspects

2 men shot to death overnight in Hell's Kitchen 01:54

NEW YORK -- Two people are dead after a shooting overnight in Hell's Kitchen, and now the search is on for whoever pulled the trigger.

Police say they're looking for up to four suspects believed to be involved.

The shooting happened inside a recoding studio on 37th Street just off Ninth Avenue around 12:15 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators say one man was shot in the back. He managed to make it outside but then collapsed on the street. 

"The officers immediately began rendering aid to the male and requested an ambulance respond to the scene," NYPD Deputy Chief Salvatore Comodo told reporters Thursday. "Police also recovered a handgun on this individual."

The second victim, identified as 34-year-old Kamir King, was found inside with a gunshot wound to the head. Both men were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

"Part of this investigation is looking to see if there's any connectivity between an earlier shots fired incident, which occurred approximately a year ago to the day on May 7 of last year about two blocks away," Comodo said.

CBS2 heard from residents who were in the area when it all went down. 

"We were just going out to shop and stuff, and then we saw a lot of cops around here. So we actually went inside here, because they didn't have this blocked off yellow line before. Then we saw this one person with a hoodie covered in blood," one person said. 

"That's definitely not something you'd like to hear happen outside where you live. So I think it speaks to, it's just kind of weird and crazy out here. You've got to b safe, got to be smart," another added.

What led up to the shooting is still unclear. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.  

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