In a symbolic gesture, the crowd of preachers, elected officials and community leaders pushed through empty strollers. They held hands, said prayers and showed solidarity, hoping it would send a message to the community to end the violence.
"Our community cannot become a place where carriages become caskets for our children," said Senator Eric Adams.
Senator Adams led the charge, and called for residents to stand up against the epidemic of gun violence in Brooklyn and the other boroughs. Since May, 16 kids under the age of 16 have been shot in New York City
"Our commitment is not to the crypts and the bloods. It's to the commitment to the blood that runs through the veins of our children, and that's what we're saying in this community," adds Senator Adams.
The man who is accused of shooting and killing 16-month-old Antiq Hennis is being held without bail on a charge of second degree murder.
Police believe the boy's father was the intended target.