First and Gettysburg double homicide victims identified

June 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A father and son were shot to death outside a Northeast Fresno liquor store Friday.

Police are still looking for the person who killed 47-year-old Tony Torres Senior and his 22-year-old son, Tony Junior.

Business is back to usual in the shopping center were the two victims were found. But a memorial now sits in front of Harry's liquor store, where the father and son were murdered. Prayer candles and flowers sit in the parking stall where family members say two innocent men were killed

" A part of me is gone because I lost two very important men in my life. I don't know when or how I will ever get over this. And I just don't understand how such evil people could take innocent lives," said Priscilla Gamez.

Gamez said she has no reason to believe her father, Tony Torres Senior, and one of her younger twin brothers, Tony Junior were targeted. She said Tony Junior's twin Gilbert was inside the liquor store when the shooter opened fire. All Gilbert knows is when he turned he saw basically the guy running from the car.

Gilbert didn't get any good looks at the suspect. Gilbert just ran to his brother and his dad.

The sun was still out when the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Fresno police say they have talked with many witnesses. The witnesses reported seeing several men running from the crime scene. Other than that not much information is being released to the public or the family.

Family members describe the victims as passive men. They said Tony Junior was a six foot eight inch teddy bear. And his father was a hard working man who now leaves a wife, several children and grandchildren behind.

Priscilla is just hoping the public will help her family find closure and process this tragedy. Police are hoping anyone with information will step forward to help with their investigation. And the family is also asking for help as it faces two funerals.


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