Tragic: One Year Old Baby Shot In The Head On Brooklyn Street

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September 2, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: NYDN

A celebratory weekend has ended in tragedy as two Brooklyn parents mourn the loss of their one-year-old son, Antiq Hennis. Little Antiq was hit by a stray bullet on Sunday evening as he lay nestled in his stroller while on a Brooklyn street with his parents, the New York Daily News reports.

According to police, it is believed that the intended target of the shooting was the child’s father.

“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 22-year-old Gina Gamboa, who encountered the child’s father shortly the shooting occurred.

Antiq was immediately rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died around 9:00 PM.

“He just started walking. He was vibrant. He was full of life. I can’t believe it,” the child’s great-uncle, Chris Dobson.

According to witnesses, four shots were fired, but Antiq was the only person hit during the shooting.

“They shot at him and ended up shooting the baby,” Dobson said.

Bishop Willie Billips, Brooklyn pastor and community activist, who accompanied the bereaved parents as they made the official identification of the child’s body, expressed outrage over the senseless murder.

“I’m furious about what I’ve just seen. I’m outraged. A 1-year-old baby lying on the bed? It’s horrible. What do you say? It brought me to tears. To see young parents suffer — for what?,” asked Billips.

So far, no arrests have been made in relation to the shooting, but Brownsville residents told CBS reporters that the community will be rallying together to ensure little Antiq’s killer is brought to justice.

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  • Chas

    OMG instant heartache. I cant imagine that kind of pain as a parent.

  • that guy

    The only victim in this situation is that innocent boy. His father is guilty for leading a lifestyle which contributed to him being shot at and keeping his child in that environment. The mother for laying down with the wrong type of man to have a child with. Sadly this boy’s funeral will be their wake up call.

    Something fundamentally need to change with black people, otherwise we are turning in to the uncivilized savages the racist white see us as.

    • Zealand

      “The mother for laying down with the wrong type of man to have a child with. ”

      People have relationships with those who are their equal.

    • Zealand

      “The mother for laying down with the wrong type of man to have a child with. ”

      People have relationships with those who are their equal.

  • stewie

    wow…what kind of animal will do such a thing.

    It is becoming impassible to defend this ghetto black people in this country. I think i am going to start saying i am from Africa pretty soon.

    • Live_in_LDN

      I understand your comment is probably in jest but there are bad eggs that spoil every race/ethnicity/religion. You should not be ashamed to be yourself based on the atrocities that others do because doing that means that you accept that these people represent you and are models for the race, when they are not.

      • housecall

        well, what are we supposed to do because this will continue to keep happening. i am so sick of ghetto black people making the rest of us look bad and they are what other races think we are all about.

        • Live_in_LDN

          Fix the black race for the sake of the black race, not to score brownie points with other races.
          ‘i am so sick of ghetto black people making the rest of us look bad and they are what other races think we are all about.’ – Those who are STUPID and racist enough to stereotype all of black people for the activities of less than 1% normally represent the worst of their own race i.e they are toothless, uneducated, inbred, trailor park hicks. Why do you care what they think of you?

  • nick

    Brownsville is def not the safest place to be, these young ppl need to stop the senseless violence smh

  • Fckingpeple

    ……same thing happened in chicago a few months ago. That “father” had beef too……..over a playstation!!!

  • Fckingpeple

    lol, so far no arrest has been made?

    Did they ask the “father” who he has beef with?

  • Julia

    This is so damn senseless, this is why you need to watch who you hang with, no matter if it’s friends or family, they might be in gangs too and you don’t know about it. These thugs out here will shoot at anyone and don’t care who gets hit, innocent children or innocent elderly persons. My condolences are with this child’s parents, their little angel is in a far better place and is in the right hands in paradise.

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