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Friend of couple found dead in Gates home: "It's unbelievable, unthinkable."

“It is a tough time. It's hard for me or anyone who knew him to sleep at night. It's unbelievable, unthinkable.” A long-time friend of Luis Davila who was shot and killed in his Gates home Wednesday is speaking out.

Rochester rap artist El Chigu wants people to know the Luis Davila he grew up with.

Davila and his wife, Lydia Bryant, were murdered in their home. Bryant was a bartender at Scene Ultra Lounge and a recent graduate of St. John Fisher College. She was 27 years old.

“He was a kind hearted person and I know that's a cliché. A lot of people say that in a time of tragedy. But anyone who knew him would say the same.” El Chigu is among the loved ones and friends trying to figure out who would want to hurt Luis Davila and his wife.

Bryant's 10-year-old son found the couple shot to death Wednesday inside their Gates home. El Chigu says it doesn't make sense. “He was so much into positive things, that you barely seen him. He's not a guy you seen in the clubs every weekend. He wasn't a guy who was going out looking. He was to himself, his wife and his family.”

Chigu says he and Davila grew up together, went to the same high school and more recently Davila managed a local rap group in which he was a member. It was called Upstate Cypher. “We did very well selling locally, and the tri-city, New York, Syracuse, Buffalo. He was a big influence for us, he made that happen not only emotionally being there with advice, but financially as well.”

El Chigu, which is his artist name, says Davila was an up and coming producer, but was also successful in business.

He says the native of Puerto Rico owned a paving company, several houses and had just become a licensed insurance broker. “He was wise with what he did, with his assets. He invested and believed in local artists.”

He says Davila and his wife were a loving couple and had been together for about five years. He says they were trying to provide a good life for her son and Davila's son from a previous relationship. “They were a beautiful couple and they were very well loved and anybody who was on any social media network, Facebook, MySpace or whatever, knew these people and knew these were good people from her family and her friends down to his family and his friends.”

News 10NBC is told Gates Police have developed some leads in this case but no suspects are in custody.

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