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Livery Cab Driver Shot, Killed Behind The Wheel In Bushwick

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Police were searching Monday for whoever shot and killed a livery cab driver in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn that morning, and authorities believed the driver may have been targeted.

Authorities said Carlos Nunez of Long Island was driving a 2004 Toyota Sienna near Decatur Street and Irving Avenue shortly after midnight when he was shot in the face.

Police said Nunez's car number had been specifically requested for a pick-up.

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers said Nunez was driving his personal vehicle at the time, rather than his livery cab.

The federation said Nunez decided to use the van for one last pickup before heading home.

Police said Nunez hit several parked cars after he was shot and he was pronounced dead in the hospital.

"I got up and came outside. I saw the guy hit like six or seven cars. He came down to Irving. A massive amount of blood in the vehicle. The officer said the whole side of his face was shot off," said one witness.

"I took a walk up the street and saw the Sienna that the person was driving was all torn up. The airbags were busted out," said another witness.

Police said Monday the shooting may be drug-related, but had no word on a motive or suspect.

The federation is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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