Hunts Point Fruit Vendor Shot, Killed; Gunmen Sought

Police are investigating after they say a fruit vendor was ambushed and fatally shot on a Bronx street Thursday morning. 

Faustino Hernandez, 61, was setting up his fruit truck near Hunts Point Market when two men walked toward him and shot him, police said.

Surveillance video captured the persons of interest -- a driver and a backseat passenger -- walk toward the victim, and in the immediate aftermath, sprint back toward their car and drive off the wrong way.

Andy Katehis works in the neighborhood and often stops by the fruit stands.

"I drive into the market every day and I see him every day," he said.

With the shooter still on the loose, Katehis said he's nervous.

"It's not good, it's scary," he said. "I work here around the clock." 

Rosario Guzman, a former roommate of Hernandez, said he's a loving father who sent back money to his family in Mexico and was always working. 

Police do not believe robbery was a motive. Faustino still had his belongings when he was found. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

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