GREENSBORO, NC -- Police say that a three-month-old boy, who had been left alone in a van, this afternoon, has died.
Captain Mike Richey told WFMY News 2 that officers received a call around 1 p.m. about a child left in a van at Fanta City International Market, located at 4929 West Market Street.
When they arrived at the scene, they say a group of people were performing CPR on the infant.
The three-month-old boy was pronounced dead at Moses Cone later this afternoon, according to police.
Public Information Officer Susan Danielsen said in a news release that police do not know at this point how long the infant was alone in the vehicle. The infant was secured in his car seat when he was found at the shopping center.
Captain Richey says right now the incident appears accidental.
Police are in the early stages of investigating. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.
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A child's body heats up 3-5 times faster than an adult because they can't regulate their body temperature. A parked car can reach 125 degrees in just ten minutes, even with the windows cracked.
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WFMY News 2, Greensboro Police