Brooklyn Labor Day Barbecue Turns Deadly

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    Two men are dead and two others are hurt after a shooting that brought a violet end to an all-night Brooklyn barbecue meant to celebrate the West Indian Day parade.

         The shots were fired at around 5:45 a.m. Monday in an alley on Chester St. in Brownsville.
        
    Friends identified one of the victims as 25-year-old construction worker Marvin Brown, a man friends described as "a great guy." Police say that the other person killed was 26-year-old David Harris, who was visiting from Canada.
       
    A third man was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition, and a fourth man was punched in the face and not seriously hurt.
        
    Investigators were not certain what triggered the gunfire, but Brown's loved ones told the Daily News they are convinced that the South Shore High School graduate was not the intended target.

    "There had to be a mistake," said his girlfriend Renee Brady, 21, of Brownsville.

    "He was good," said Brady, weeping. "He was the one telling people not to be violent. They killed him."