Cops are hunting for the killer who they believe shot two next-door neighbors to death inside their apartments in a Williamsburg public-housing complex.
Authorities first found victim Ana Devalle, 62, shot execution style with her hands bound and a bullet hole in her head around 6:47 pm on Friday, while responding to reported assault inside her fifth-floor unit in the Bushwick Houses building at 140 Moore St, where paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
And less than two days later, police discovered Devalle’s neighbor, 54-year-old Basil Gray, unconscious with multiple shot wounds inside his apartment at the same location around 4:30 pm on Sunday.
Emergency responders also pronounced Gray dead at the scene, according to a Police Department spokesman, who said investigators suspect one sicko slaughtered both victims on the same day, based on evidence gathered in their ongoing probe of the incidents.
“There are indications that these two homicides are linked,” said police spokesman Sergeant Lee Jones. “We do believe they were killed the same day, within the same short time period.”
There were no signs of forced entry into either apartment, according to Jones, who could not confirm how many bullets hit each victim, or whether the perp stole items from the deceased woman or man, despite reports that officers found some money missing from Devalle’s apartment while searching it.
Authorities’ investigation into both fatal shootings is ongoing, Jones said.