Boy, 1, Shot Dead on NYC Street
Cops say Brooklyn dad was intended target
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2013 12:40 AM CDT
Updated Sep 2, 2013 5:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The latest victim of gun violence in New York City: a one-year-old. Antiq Hennis was shot in his stroller as his parents pushed him across a Brooklyn street yesterday evening, and was pronounced dead at the hospital from a gunshot wound to the head. The boy's father was the intended target, police sources tell the New York Daily News, which notes that the baby was the 16th victim under the age of 16 to be shot in the city since May this year and the second to die.

A witness who heard the shots and saw a man running away says the father was distraught after the shooting. "He was screaming his baby got shot. He was going crazy," she says. "The baby was breathing, but his eyes were closed. It’s crazy. They just will start shooting."

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boss
Sep 2, 2013 2:54 PM CDT
Another dead kid? Who give a fuk? - NRA
traybon
Sep 2, 2013 12:25 PM CDT
And in other gun-related news, 6850 times today an American will use a legal firearm to prevent a violent crime. Have you thanked a Founding Father today?
19_56_19_55
Sep 2, 2013 12:16 PM CDT
It is way past time for our lawmakers, judges and police to stop these killers. I don't know who the idiot was that was talking but he says there has to be a code that when the target is with his family than the shooter should wait for another time what an asshole. Our courts need to make killers pay just like when they kill a cop they get the death penalty the same fate should be dished out to any murder of a child and I mean the little thugs that walk around with guns that kill someone too DEATH. If the cops and courts don't get serious and get these gangs off the streets buy enforcing laws we have and stiffen the penalty if you have a gun and your not supposed too have. that's where yous can start with the gangs__ all gangs. As I see it there should be worse penalties if you are gang affiliated and you were convicted of a crime with a gun than if your caught with a gun than the minimal time should be 20 years no parole if they kill with a gun than death or life where life means life. I feel so bad when I hear about a baby that never did anything too anyone and is killed buy some jerkoff that should never have had a gun to begin with.