Police identify pair killed on Syracuse's West Side

CNY Central

Police have identified two men who were killed in an apartment on Syracuse's West Side Monday night.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Avery Avenue in regards to a call. When they arrived, they were directed to an apartment where they located two male victims who appeared to be injured.

Both victims were determined to be deceased a short time later. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the two victims had suffered gunshot wounds. A witness described the scene inside the apartment where the men were found as "a slaughter."

The victims have been identified as 39-year-old Jose Castro and 31-year-old Arturo Resto Figueroa. Investigators said the relationship between the victims is not known.

There is no suspect information at this time, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Syracuse Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222.

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