A one-year-old was shot to death as his father pushed him across the street in his stroller. Police are investigating the possibility that this one-year-old was shot by a bullet meant for his father in a gang-related drug crime, according to the Star Tribune on Sept. 2.
Antiq Hennis was in his stroller being pushed down the street by his father. The father and son had just left the baby's mother's home and almost at their destination when shots rang out. The father, Anthony Hennis, was bringing his son over to his grandmother's house for a visit, but the baby never made it.
Hennis and little Antiq were almost at his grandmother's house when a barrage of bullets went off. Four shots were fired and one fatal bullet hit the one-year-old in the side of the head. He was dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Hennis, 21, ran into his grandmother's house and fell to the ground screaming, “ Grandma my baby got shot! My baby got shot, Grandma!” The grandmother said she had heard the shots ring out just before her grandson arrived.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly reports that Anthony Hennis has a police record and he's not cooperating with police. Kelly did not elaborate on what exactly Hennis was doing or not doing or if his non-compliance was hampering the investigation or not.
Outrage and grief came out of this Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn after this shooting on Sunday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the shooting:
"A tragedy for his family, for this community, for the entire city."
Bishop Willie Billips, who drove the parents to the hospital, told the media that the parents were suffering right now. He brought the parents to the hospital to identify their only child who is now dead due to a gunshot wound.