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Two men found shot, killed in Ridgewood parking lot

Workers from nearby warehouses found the bodies at around 9 a.m. in a patch of tall weeds in the far corner of the lot at 18-19 Flushing Ave. and Seneca Avenue, the DA said. The lot is adjacent to the Brooklyn Steel Warehouse Company in an industrial area and near railroad tracks.The police said the men had their hands bound behind their backs. The victims' names were not released, and the investigation was ongoing, police said.The bodies of the two men, estimated to have been in their late teens to early 20s, were probably dumped at the lot, Brown said. He noted that there were surveillance cameras in the area that may provide evidence.One worker who said he saw the bodies before the police arrived described the scene as "gruesome.""It was brutal," said the man, who would only give his first name as Bob. "Like something straight out of 'Goodfellas.'"Asked if he was surprised that the bodies were found in that part of Queens, the man said "a lot bodies are dumped around here, but this..." and he shook his head.Two workers from the warehouses were seen being interviewed by investigators inside the police lines but declined to speak to reporters.The parking lot, just north of the Brooklyn-Queens border in the 104th Precinct, is owned by Abco Specialty Metals. It is located in an area that is deserted after dark, said Felis Perez, an Abco employee."It's pretty desolate at night," said a local warehouse owner who declined to give his name. "But I've been here nine, 10 years and never seen anything like this." There had been five murders in the 104th Precinct so far this year until the two bodies discovered in the lot boosted the total to seven. The 104th Precinct covers Ridgewood, Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth.Sophia Chang contributed to this story. Reach reporter Zach Patberg by e-mail at news@timesledger. com or by phone at 718 229-0300, Ext. 155.

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