Two homicides two days apart in Logan Heights neighborhood

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two strange, still unsolved murders, just two days apart in Logan Heights.

These incidents are making residents of the neighborhood very uncomfortable.

San Diego homicide detectives are trying to solve both of them.

Feet from the peaceful gaze of Jesus Christ on a statue in front of a church and feet from the gazes of peace activists Martin Luther King Junior and Mother Theresa, a most violent gang murder on the streets of Logan Heights.

Police say a 21-year-old man was walking in front of the Christ is King Catholic Church at 32nd St. and Imperial when a car pulled up Thursday night.

Four men got out of the vehicle and proceeded to beat the man up.

The suspects jumped back in their car after leaving the man injured in the street and proceeded to run over him not once, but twice killing him.

The suspects’ vehicle was found several blocks away, abandoned and engulfed in flames.

Father Tommie Jennings is the pastor of the church that was at the doorstep of such a despicable act, with a statue of Christ watching the whole time.

Blocks away, 28-year-old Jason Coney was gunned down Tuesday night in the 21st hundred block of Ocean View Boulevard.

Members of Coney’s family gathered near a church in Logan Heights to remember him. Broken-hearted family members talked about how they begged him to change his lifestyle.

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