A one-year-old was shot dead on a street in Brooklyn over the weekend. On Sept. 2, UPI reported that the baby's parents were pushing him across the street in a stroller when an unidentified gunman shot him. The scene was quite chaotic and witnesses couldn't believe what they had just seen. Many couldn't believe that it was actually a baby that was shot and left bleeding to death.
"He was screaming 'My baby got shot.' He was going crazy. The baby was breathing, but his eyes were closed. It’s crazy. They just will start shooting," said witness Gina Gamboa.
The one-year-old shot most likely wasn't the gunman's target. It seems as though the gunman -- who is still at large -- may have been aiming at someone else. According to the report, the boy's father or uncle may have been involved in some crooked business that could have been the motive behind this act of violence.
Police are currently investigating this case and they hope to have some positive leads soon. The gunman is being sought as is an explanation for why this terrible tragedy happened. Sadly, an innocent little boy had to suffer in this case.
The one-year-old shot news story can be watched in the video above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013