One man was shot dead and another was seriously injured outside Kennedy Fried Chicken and Pizza, at E. 162 174th St., in the early hours of Saturday morning, following an argument with another man which started inside the restaurant. Click here for a map.
The dead man, Jose Viera of Eastburn Avenue, was 24. His brother-in-law, an unnamed 17-year-old who was shot in the face, remains in a serious condition in the hospital. No arrests have been made. Police are searching for a lone gunman.
Friends and neighbors of Viera have erected a memorial (pictured) near to where the men were shot. On Monday morning, Manny Ruiz, a friend of Viera's, came to show his respect. "He [Viera] was never the one to be fighting," said Ruiz. "He was the one to peace it out, one of coolest guys. He wasn't a troublemaker."
(Photo: James Fergusson)
Monday, April 9, 2007
Posted by James Fergusson at 11:16 PM