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Springfield Gardens man, 24, shot dead in Brooklyn

Gavin Morris, 24, of Springfield Gardens, was shot once in the chest around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday near the corner of Utica Avenue and Glenwood Road in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, police said. Morris was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m.Police sources said they were looking for a group of men who apparently got into an argument with Morris on the street prior to the shooting, according to a report in the New York Post on Monday. Morris' mother, Nicole Scott, 41, told The Post that her son was mild-mannered and that it was out of character for him to be involved in a violent argument. She remembered him as a "peacemaker."Scott also said that she had moved her family from East Flatbush to Queens about five years ago so that she and her children could live in "a nice neighborhood."According to Scott, Morris' girlfriend said he came to pick her up at a party and that they were on their way to get a cab when a group of men pulled up alongside them in a car. An argument apparently ensued and Morris, the mother told the Post, was shot after he tried to run away.A detective reached at the 63rd Precinct said he could not release information about the case. A police spokesman on Tuesday said there were no updates on the investigation. He added that no arrests have been made and that the investigation is ongoing.Reach reporter Craig Giammona by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300 ext. 146.

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