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One-year-old boy, Antiq Hennis, shot dead on Brooklyn street

Antiq Hennis, 1, died Sunday after a gunshot wound to the head.
Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Sept. 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The parents of a one-year-old Brooklyn resident Antiq Hennis were pushing him across a Brownsville street near their home when he was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman.

“He was screaming ‘My baby got shot.’ He was going crazy,” witness Gina Gamboa said of the father's reaction. “The baby was breathing, but his eyes were closed. It’s crazy. They just will start shooting.”

Antiq was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and pronounced dead Sunday evening shortly before 9 p.m.

CBS New York spoke to Cynthia Ballantyne, who heard gunshots but didn't see the shooting.

It was a child. I couldn’t watch that. I just get real sad; depressed, and I just came back here. It’s awful to be killing kids like that -- you understand? It’s not safe anywhere. I’m scared to walk the streets right now.

Police are investigating reports that the gunman's target could have been the boy's father or uncle.

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