Police are investigating the tragic death of a 1-year-old boy who was shot and killed while riding in his stroller on a New York City street.
Fox News reports that Antiq Hennis was shot and killed in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Sunday evening. Antiq’s father, Anthony Hennis, had just picked the toddler up from his mother’s house and was bringing him to his grandmother’s home when Antiq was shot. Four shots were fired, and the toddler was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says authorities now believe father Anthony Hennis, 21, was the suspected target of the killing. Brownsville neighborhood leaders say the shooting was gang-related, and that they know exactly who the shooter is, according to the New York Post.
Brownsville neighborhood activists say Anthony Hennis, who has an extensive arrest record, was in a disagreement with another gang member in the area. One such activist, Tony Herbert, told the Post that the shooting was a result of "a beef between the shooter’s brother and the baby’s father."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the killing "a tragedy for his family, for this community, for the entire city." Neighborhood leaders are working with the police to bring the alleged shooter into custody.