1-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead as Parents Push Stroller Across NY Street [Video]

A one-year baby was shot in his stroller as his parents pushed him across a New York street yesterday.

A 1-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed by a bullet that had his father’s name on it, police sources said.

The one-year-old was walking in his stroller today, just inches from his parents, when he was shot to death bearby his family’s Riverdale Ave. home, police said.

The child’s father Anthony Hennis — who was the target, witnesses say — was unharmed but distraught after somebody’s opened fire at Bristol St. near Livonia Ave. in Brownsville.

“He was screaming ‘My baby got shot.’ He was going crazy,” said Gina Gamboa, 22, who saw the dad seconds after Antiq was wounded. “The baby was breathing, but his eyes were closed. It’s crazy. They just will start shooting.”

The wounded baby was immediately delivered to Brookdale University Hospital with a bullet hole in the left side of his head, witnesses said.

The New York Daily News reports, that he died at the hospital shortly before 9 p.m.

“He just started walking. He was vibrant. He was full of life,” said the baby’s relative, Chris Dobson. “I can’t believe it.”

He went on, adding that the baby’s parents, who hail from Trinidad, celebrated Antiq’s first birthday a few months ago. He said it was the father, who has a record of more than 20 arrests, who was in the gunman’s crosshairs.

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

Detectives supose that the shooting was a kind of payback for an earlier dispute between the boy’s father and another person, according to sources.

However, one more witness revealed that the dad rushed away from the stroller to draw the gunfire from his son.

Bishop Willie Billips, a local anti-violence activist, stayed with the parents when they made the gut-wrenching official identification of their dead son.

“I’m furious about what I’ve just seen. I’m outraged,” Billips said. “A 1-year-old baby lying on the bed? It’s horrible.”

There was little solace he could offer to the family, Billips added: “What do you say? It brought me to tears. To see young parents suffer — for what?”

So far, nobody was arrested as of late Sunday, police reported, with a source saying the shooter’s street name has been given to cops.

Antiq has become the 16th victim under the age of 16 to be shot in the streets of New York since May, and he is the second child who was fatally shot, the data showed.

The baby’s grieving parents were hunkered down in their home late Sunday.

“The family is shocked and devastated,” Councilman Charles Barron said after comforting the bereft couple. “The child didn’t even get a chance to start his life, and now it’s over.”

A woman identifying herself as Antiq’s godmother left the hospital shaken after the boy died.

“I saw him, I saw him in there, oh my goodness, oh my God, oh my Lord,” she wailed. “He was just a baby.”

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