WATCH: Family Speaks Out After Their Baby Was Killed In NYC Shooting, Unloads on Black Lives Matter
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On Monday, Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones visited the family that lost their one-year-old baby Davell Gardner Jr. who was shot and killed on Sunday at a New York City playground.
Davell Gardner Sr., who sat through the interview in tears, urged the community to come forward and release the names of those who murdered his son.
Gardner Sr. also slammed New York City leaders as well as the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I didn’t know if my son was gonna make it or not, and he didn’t,” Davell Sr. said. “I was looking for answers… When the doctors came out and told me, I just lost myself.”
He continued by saying that those who say his son’s life mattered “are just lying,” adding, “because if you know information, that needs to be said, and no information is being said.”
“Whatever information you know, you need to tell me, it needs to be known,” he said. “I need this information, because these guys just took my son’s life. For what? He didn’t do nothing to nobody.”
Samantha Gardner, the grandmother to Gardner Jr. said the killers can “go to hell.”
“For the cowards that did this, you should be ashamed of yourselves,” she said. “Everybody talk about ‘Black Lives Matter.’ What about baby lives? What about teenager lives? You took an innocent child from a mother and a father, and I dont think it’s fair.”
“I just finished interviewing Samantha & Davell Sr. The grandmother and father of 1-year-old Davell Gardner Jr.,” tweeted Jones on Monday. “He was in his stroller, when a group opened fire at a BBQ. A bullet hit baby boy in the stomach & sadly he didn’t make it. I’m live from Brooklyn, NY tonight.”
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Check out what the New York Post reported in relation to the shooting:
As many as three suspects drove up in a dark SUV and parked in front of the victims. They hopped out of the vehicle and opened fire, sources said.
The baby was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was initially expected to survive. He was pronounced dead just after 2:30 a.m., according to sources.
His name was not immediately released by police.
The three men, ages 27, 35 and 36, were also hospitalized and expected to survive, sources and police said. They were shot in the ankle, groin and leg, respectively.
The shooting came amid a recent surge in gunplay across the city.
Also on Sunday night, two boys, ages 12 and 15, were wounded in separate shootings in Brooklyn and Harlem.
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