Two Young Murder Witnesses Shot Dead Near Gramercy Park

Two men were shot and killed in their SUV early Monday morning after leaving Showtime Sundays, a weekly party at Roam Lounge. Rashawn Washington and Terrance Serrano, 26-years-old and 22-years-old, respectively, were both ex-convicts and sought as potential witnesses to a murder, although it is unclear whether that is related to their death. Surveillance video shows the killers jumping out of a sedan that pulled up behind the SUV. Police believe Serrano was on the scene in 2009 when his 19-year-old brother was found dead and that Serrano may have been the intended victim. [NYT]