NYPD detectives on Friday were treating a fatal Chinatown fire as a crime scene after the two victims were found shot.
The New York City Fire Department says around 10:40 a.m. crews were dispatched to a six-floor tenement located at 83 Henry Street in Chinatown.
Fire officials say there were two separate fires in the first floor apartment - one in the bedroom and one in another room.
Fire officials say the two women were found in the bedroom with heavy smoke.
At least 65 firefighters were called in to fight the fire which was contained within minutes.
The Medical Examiner will determine the victims' cause of death.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
By: NY1 News