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NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  Police continue to investigate the case of two men who were shot and killed outside a North Miami home this week.

Navy Public Affairs confirmed one of the victims, Justin McAdam, 31, was enlisted from 2001 to 2007 and last served on the USS Asheville as a sonar technician. McAdam was also a well-known videographer in the area.

The other victim was identified as local rap artist 22- year old Kenson Pierre.

The two were gunned down outside of Pierre’s home at 1130 NE 133rd Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police have few leads in the case and are working to figure out why these young men were targeted.

“How it was that they were shot and by who, who the killer is, who the killers are, we don’t know,” said Officer Neal Cuevas with the North Miami Police Department.

Pierre’s family is left heartbroken and in disbelief.

“Now all were gonna see when we walk outside our front door is where he was lying there on the floor,” said Kenson’s sister Merlande Pierre. “He’s the youngest. He’s the baby.”

Pierre’s family was sleeping inside the home when they heard gunshots.

“We woke up to five to six gunshots at 1:30 in the morning, my mother goes to [Kensons] bed to check and he was the only one missing,” she said. “We don’t know why, why would they kill him?”

Family says Pierre was asleep when he got a phone call and went outside to talk to McAdam about a music video they were working on together. That’s when they say a car drove by and shots rang out.

“We obviously have dangerous people out there that don’t hesitate to kill other people and it’s in best interest of the community to identify them and arrest them,” said Cuevas.

Anyone with information is urged to call the North Miami Police Department at 305-891-0294 or Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-tips. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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