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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

(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.

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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." (Read more New York City stories.)

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