Two Queens men were executed inside an SUV in New Jersey on Wednesday night - and the bullet-riddled vehicle's engine was still running when the bodies were found Thursday, authorities said.
Anthonia Njoku of Teaneck, N.J., was leaving for work around 7 a.m. when she spotted a black Ford Explorer with New York plates parked outside her home on Oakdene Ave., a quiet block near Interstate 95.
"She came close enough to see that the guy [in the passenger seat] was shot," said Njoku's daughter, Amaka, 27. "She couldn't believe it. She's terrified."
The bloody hit was straight out of a Hollywood shoot-'em-up flick: The passenger-side front door was wide open, and blood was splattered on a nearby snowbank. There were bullet holes in the passenger-side front window and in the windshield, Amaka Njoku said.
Beneduce and Mirasola were both unemployed and lived with their parents, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli confirmed in a statement that shed no light on a possible motive for the gruesome slaying.
The Explorer - registered to Beneduce - was towed away yesterday with the corpses still inside.
An unmarked police car with New Jersey plates showed up at Beneduce's home yesterday, but a resident declined to comment.
Investigators were "exploring every angle," a law enforcement source said, including the possibility of a Mafia-related rubout, which the source thought was unlikely.