Gun violence has stripped yet another child of his life in Brooklyn.
Via NYPost reports:
A 16-month-old boy was fatally shot in the head last night by a killer who had been gunning for his dad, a police source said.
Little Antiq Hennis was struck down in front of his horrified parents, who were pushing him along a Brooklyn street in his stroller.
He died at Brookdale Hospital at 8:50 p.m. about an hour after the gunman opened fire at Bristol Street and Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.
Police believe the bullet — which struck Antiq in the left side of his skull — had been meant for his father, Anthony Hennis, who has a record of more than 20 arrests in New York and Pennsylvania.
They include busts for narcotics, weapons possession, assault and car theft, according to the source.
The little boy had been “vibrant and full of energy,” said the victim’s distraught uncle, Chris Dovsen.
“He was just starting to learn how to walk. He was just getting the hang of it. And now this happened.
“Just yesterday he was playing with a basketball.”
The dad, Dovsen said, has been a “changed man’’ since becoming a father.
Bishop Willie Billips, of the nearby Church of Faith, Hope and Charity, drove the mom, Cherise Miller, and dad to Brookdale Hospital to identify their only child. “It was horrible,” Billips said.
Police were still hunting for the gunman early this morning.
SMH. What is wrong with people? Who is out here firing shots in the presence of children? Better yet, why are they shooting at all?
R.I.P. to precious lil Antiq, our thoughts and prayers are with his family.