As of Friday, March 22, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA -- Two teenagers were arrested on Friday for shooting and killing a 13-month-old boy as his mother pushed him in a stroller down the street of a coastal Georgia town, police said.
The child's mother said the baby was shot with a handgun as she walked him down a street in Brunswick on Thursday morning, according to Brunswick police spokesman Todd Rhodes.
Police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy on first-degree murder charges, Rhodes said.
Officers had gone door to door in area neighborhoods on Friday looking for the suspects, he said.
The mother received a leg wound in the attack and was treated and released from a local hospital, Rhodes said.
In an interview with Jacksonville television station WAWS, the mother, identified as Sherry West, said that just before the shooting, the older boy told her, "I'm going to kill you if you don't give me money."
Responding that she didn't have any money, West said: "I put my arms over my baby, and he shoves me and then he shot my baby right in the head."
Earlier on Friday, Rhodes said no motive had been established for the shooting.