It happened on Tulare and 7th Street in Southeast Fresno late Thursday night. People who frequent the store often say they lost a friend.
Neighbors in Southeast Fresno placed flowers and candles in front of the Super One Liquor Store to honor 45-year-old Kashmir Manes, a store clerk who fell victim to a deadly late night shooting there.
Federico Rendon knows the victim and says, "My god, I can't believe it happened, I just saw them yesterday. I'm gonna miss him."
Rendon took his daily bike ride to the store. Thursday he was going to cash in the lottery tickets he purchased from the the two men working last night, but the doors were locked. He was heartbroken to hear the news.
"It's ugly, I mean I've been through this before in a war and this ain't no place to have war, these guys were just working for a living," says Rendon.
The shooting happened just before 11:00 p.m. Thursday night, minutes before the store closed.
Ryan Alfaro hangs out nearby and says, "That's crazy it happened right down the street, wasn't expecting that."
"Kinda shocking, but there's gunfire here quite often," says Don Phillips, a nearby resident.
Police say two black men robbed the store and then shot Manes. He later died at the hospital. Another clerk suffered a blow to the head, but recovered.
Both of the men's cars remained in the parking lot Thursday. A sad reminder of the tragedy for people in the neighborhood, who knew them not as workers, but as friends.
Phillips says, "I know the people real well too. I hate to hear that."
"It's rough, it's just rough. They were real nice guys, both of them," says store customer, Fermin Gonzales.
Detectives are still working to hunt down the suspects. The community wants justice to come soon.
Rendon says, "I hope they catch those guys because they don't deserve to be doing that to innocent people."
A candlelight vigil will be held in the Super One Convenience Store parking lot tonight at 7:30 p.m.