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Police: Ga. infant killed while pushed in stroller

Friday - 3/22/2013, 12:01pm  ET

Authorities investigate the scene of shooting in Brunswick, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2013. A young boy opened fire on a woman pushing her baby in a stroller in a Georgia neighborhood, killing the 1-year-old boy and wounding the mother, police said. The woman, Sherry West, told WAWS-TV that two boys approached her and demanded money Thursday morning. Brunswick Police Chief Tobe Green said the boys are thought to be between 10 and 15 years old.(AP Photo/The Morning News, Terry Dickson)

RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia mother says a young gunman opened fire on her baby as she pushed him in a stroller, wounding her and killing the 1-year-old boy.

Police said Friday that no suspect or weapon has been found yet in Thursday morning's shooting in Brunswick, about an hour north of Jacksonville, Fla.

The mother, Sherry West, told WAWS-TV that two boys approached her and demanded money Thursday morning. West said she tried shielding the child, Antonio, but the gunman shoved her and shot the baby in the head.

Based on the mother's description, police think the suspects were between 10 to 15 years old. Police were checking school attendance records for leads.

Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes encouraged the public to call in any information that could lead to an arrest. There is a $10,000 reward.


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