Police hunt for suspect in Brooklyn shooting that killed one-year-old boy
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 01:03
Sept. 4 - Brooklyn police are on the hunt for the suspect who shot a one-year-old boy while possibly aiming for his father, the man community leaders say was the intended target. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Police in Brooklyn are on the hunt for the suspect who shot a one-year old boy while his father was pushing the baby in his stroller.
It happened in this Brownsville section of Brooklyn over the weekend.
SOUNDBITE (English) WITNESS CYNTHIA BALLANTYNE SAYING:
"I just got heard, and I hear four pops, pop, pop, pop. I thought it was firecrackers, so I run out there at the corner. I looked up and saw the cop."
Community leaders say they have an idea who the shooter was, and they think the boy's father was the intended target.
SOUNDBITE (English) TONY HERBERT, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE, SAYING:
"A father was visiting his child. He was spending time with his kid. Apparently, a person that had a beef with his brother, saw him, and decided that was the perfect opportunity to shoot at him."
One-year-old Antiq Hennis was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say the boy's father, Anthony Hennis, has a lengthy arrest record and is not cooperating with the investigation.
Outrage over the little boy's death has left activists here confident that someone from the community will eventually turn the killer in.
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