Beginning in the early hours of Sunday morning, a wave of gunfire spread throughout New York City. According to the Daily News, 17 incidents were reported, but in a separate story (also by the Daily News), one shooting in particular has outraged the Brooklyn neighborhood in which it took place.
A 1-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed by a bullet that had his father's name on it, police sources said.
Antiq Hennis was nestled in his stroller Sunday night, just inches from his parents, when the shot pierced his head just a block from the family's Riverdale Ave. home, cops and witnesses said.
The child's father Anthony Hennis — the intended target, according to law enforcement sources and family members — was unharmed but distraught after the bullets started flying at Bristol St. near Livonia Ave. in Brownsville at 7:20 p.m.
Antiq is the 16th victim under the age of 16 to be shot since mid-May, and he was the second gunshot fatality.
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