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Avenue I and East 16th Street, the scene of the shooting. (Source: Google Maps)

A 23-year-old Canarsie man was killed and another man seriously injured in what appears to be a drive-by shooting in Midwood early Saturday morning.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. the two victims were in a 2011 Toyota Camry at Avenue I and East 16th Street when a gunman opened fire.

The Daily News reports:

“I was riding my bike when I heard, ‘Bang! Bang! Bang!’ ” said a 45-year-old area resident. “It was so loud I thought they were shooting at me at first.”

[Gerard] Grant, who was driving, was shot four times in the chest and died, slumped over the steering wheel, police said. His friend suffered two wounds to the left side of the head and shoulder and was rushed to Kings County Hospital.

Grant’s family said they didn’t know about the shooting until police called.

“For us it’s impossible to say what could have gotten (Grant) involved in this because he’s a pretty good kid,” said his uncle Wallace Grant, 65. “He’s not a gang member of any type.”

The Yeshiva World News has a little more speculation from cops at the scene:

Sources tell YWN that the murder is an isolated incident, and the victims as well as the perpetrators are not from the area. It appears the victims were followed for quite some time before they were shot. It’s possible that the perpetrators shot the victims on that particular street, after the victims’ vehicle entered the block – which is a dead-end, with no way for them to exit.

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  • nauticalstar

    Fan-fucking-tastic.

  • yoytu

    Who the heck was riding a bike at 4 am?!

    • Supporter of LeftHand Rule

      YoYo, you seem to imply that one who rides a bike at 4 am is suspect and/or a lowlife. I would tend to agree, but always willing to give my fellow man the benefit of doubt, I know that many low wage workers (deliverymen, bottle washers, building brooms) do use bicycles to get from work to home at all hours. So let’s wait for some facts on this one.

    • J.M.H.

      someone that didnt want to walk the streets at 4am

  • nauticalstar

    Stay classy Midwood.

  • Twitter:@Pinkcoutur

    R.I.P Gerard Grant