A one-year-old boy in a stroller who was crossing the street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., with his parents on Sunday, died after being hit by a stray bullet during a shooting, police said.
The incident occurred at about 7 p.m., and the boy -- Antiq Hennis -- was hit on the left side of the head and pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, the New York Times reported.
According to reports, no arrests had been made as of late Sunday night. No one else was hurt in the shooting and it was not immediately clear who the gunman’s target was, the police said, according to the New York Times.
Hennis lived with his parents on Riverdale Avenue, a few blocks from where he was killed, and he was shot as the family crossed Livonia Avenue. A preliminary investigation showed that multiple shots were fired, the police told the media.
“The baby’s head was to the side,” Gina Gamboa, 22, who was visiting her boyfriend in the area told the New York Times. She said she heard three gunshots and saw a man running away and another man -- believed to be the father -- standing near the stroller.
“He was screaming his baby got shot. He was going crazy," Gamboa told New York Daily News about the father. "The baby was breathing, but his eyes were closed."