The incident in Brunswick prompted a search for two young male suspects, one between 13 and 15 years old, and the other possibly as young as 10.
The mother, who was treated and released from a hospital, told CNN affiliate WAWS that she was walking her 13-month-old in his stroller Thursday morning when the two youths approached her and demanded money.
"He said, 'I am going to kill you if you don't give me your money,'" said Sherry West. She said she insisted she had no cash so the older boy shot her in the leg.
"He says, 'Well, I am going to kill your baby.'"
She tried to shield the baby, but the boy shoved her away and shot the infant in the head, she said.
I'm so glad that we live in a nation that's flooded with handguns. Think of the horrors that would befall us without them.