Three men, ages 27, 35 and 36, were shot in the ankle, groin and leg, respectively, but are expected to survive in the hospital.
The one-year-old boy, whom the New York Times called Davell Gardner, was shot in the abdomen while in his stroller.
He was originally supposed to survive, but his death was announced around 2:30 a.m.
The shooting took place near the Raymond Bush Playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Sources told CBS2 that the men fired 20 shots in the ambush.
Local reports broadcast photos of the mother of the child in distress, head in hands and comforted by loved ones on the steps outside a property.
The mother was too upset to speak to reporters, but the neighbors condemned the violence.
Speaking to television cameras, neighbor William Berry said, “Crime is on the rise. People [are] shooting at each other and killing each other. There is a lot of hatred. We must learn to come together. ”
In the images, personal effects, including a stroller and chairs, appear to have been left on the sidewalk where the shooting took place.
New York police report that gun crime increases this summer, with 585 shootings until July 5, up from 381 in 2019.
The city is poised to exceed 800 shots for the first time in three years if the current rate continues.
Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said on Twitter today: “These are the very real people affected by senseless violence caused by guns. ”
Police chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who heads the New York Police Service’s community affairs office and was in charge of the Brooklyn North patrol area, called for an end to the violence.
He wrote on Twitter, “A one year old child is dead. The baby was with his family enjoying a Sunday summer evening when someone started shooting.
“Three people were injured and the baby was killed. This. Must. STOP!
“We as a community, we as the police denounce this disgusting violence. ”
New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who held a moment of silcene at a press briefing on Monday, believes the coronavirus has caused an increase in shootings, with the economy ravaged, the courts and prisons in trouble and the New York City Police Department overwhelmed.
He said he was heartbroken by the sickening crime.
Also on Sunday evening, two more shots saw 12 and 15 year old boys injured.
The bullet struck the 15-year-old boy on the wrist near 143rd Street in Manhattan around 9:10 p.m.
At the same time, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg.