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Baby In Stroller Shot Dead On Brooklyn Street
A one-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head on a Brooklyn street.
Antiq Hennis was being pushed in a stroller by his mother and father while crossing a street in the Brownsville section of the New York City borough on Sunday evening when shots were fired.
The boy was struck on the left side of his face. He was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital but was pronounced dead there.
Police are investigating reports that the intended target of the gunshots was the boy's father. No arrests have been made.
A witness, Gina Gamboa, told the New York Post: "I heard three to four shots.
"I saw a man with a stroller screaming, 'My baby got shot! My baby got shot'.
"He was going crazy."
The streets around the site of the shooting were cordoned off, and residents returning to the block were initially not allowed to enter their homes.
Bishop Willie Billops of the Church of Faith, Hope and Charity, who knows the boy's father, said: "I'm outraged at the murder of a one-year-old baby.
"I grew up in this neighbourhood and I've seen a lot, but this is the worst."
It is the second shooting of a toddler in eight days in Brooklyn.
Three-year-old Tharell Edward was shot in the head and wounded on August 24 as he slept in his family's apartment where an acquaintance was watching him.
Akeem Bernard, a friend of the baby sitter, has been charged in the shooting.