BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Georgia mother says a young boy 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 suspects 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.
"Two boys approached me. Two African American boys," West told WAWS. "He said, 'I'm going to kill you if you don't give me money,' and I said, 'I swear I don't have any.'"
"I put my arms over my baby and he shoves me and then he shot my baby right in the head," West said.
Based on the mother's description, police think both 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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