1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Fight Over Double-Parked Car

By DeMarco Morgan
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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Police say the suspects fled in a van bearing Connecticut plates.

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Two brothers were gunned down late Thursday, one fatally, after a dispute erupted because they were double-parked on a Queens street.

The argument broke out on Austin Street in Kew Gardens at around 8:10 p.m. Thursday. The two brothers who were double-parked were arguing with two men in a white van with Connecticut plates, according to police.

The fight turned into a physical brawl, and then took a fatal turn when one of the men went to the van and grabbed a gun, witnesses said.

"I thought he was pulling out a knife," said a witness. "He pulled out a gun and shot him."

Another witness said the gunshots went "pow pow pow."

"I was like, 'Whoa,' an I got out of Dodge," he said.

Roberto Adames, 25, was killed, while his 30-year-old brother was shot in the face. Their younger brother, Diogenes Adames, came to the scene Friday and fell to his knees with emotion.

His wife, Yanira Velasquez, spoke for the family.

"For them to do that -- that's not right. It's not right!" she said.

Investigators are poring over surveillance tapes in the area, and are looking for the van.

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