Police are asking for information from the public to help solve the early morning shooting of two men found in a car in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

The men were found just after 6 a.m. Monday at 39th Avenue S. and S. Kenyon St.

A patrol officer discovered the deaths when he noticed glass on the sidewalk and thought it was car prowl. The two men were found in a maroon Jaguar, shot at close range.

The car was parked just a few feet away from a Seattle public housing complex, close to windows and balconies, but no one called police.

Later, some people said they heard gunshots around midnight, while others said they heard shots at 3 a.m.

The father of one of the victims talked with KING 5 about his son.

Edward Westmoreland Senior said he doesn t know who would want his 35-year-old son dead.

Edward was a special person, Edward carried himself like a giant, a gentle giant, always willing to help, he said of his son, Edward Westmoreland II.

The bodies were found in Westmoreland II s Jaguar.

Even in daylight, fear ripples through the neighborhood

I want to move. I m scared, said one mother.

It really scares me, it s not good news, said another mother of young children. I thought it was better than this. I don t know what we re going to do.

As a grieving father, Westmoreland understands the fear, but believes there s something bigger here too many guns on the street.

Gun violence ... we don t know at any time whether or not it s going to strike your family. And when it does, the pain, the loss, are hurt ... it s forever, it's forever. Can we at least make that change, make it harder to take a life?

The names of the victims won t officially be released until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest.

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