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Antiq Hennis Murder Update: 2 men arrested in connection with Brooklyn toddler's shooting death

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(CBS/AP) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say two men have been arrested in connection with the weekend shooting death of a New York City toddler in a stroller.

Police are calling 23-year-old Daquan Breland and 19-year-old Daquan Wright "persons of interest" in the slaying of 1-year-old Antiq Hennis. They were taken into custody at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. No charges were immediately filed.

CBS New York reports investigators believe one of the men is the alleged gunman.

Authorities in New York say the boy was being pushed in a stroller by his mother and father while crossing a street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday when multiple shots were fired. The child was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the left side of his face and was later pronounced dead.

Sources told the station that the alleged gunman is a gang rival of Antiq's father., Anthony Hennis. Police said the father was the intended target of the shooting.

Complete coverage of the murder of Antiq Hennis on Crimesider

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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