HOUSTON, Texas – A child in the Houston area is dead after sitting in a hot car for nearly three hours, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Gonzales shared a tweet Monday afternoon indicating that officers found a boy, approximately 5 years old, that had been left inside a vehicle for several hours.
Pct 3 units were dispatched to the 13700 blk of Blair Hill Ln. Upon arrival units determined a child (possibly 5 yrs) was left inside a vehicle for several hours. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene. HCSO Investigators are enroute to the scene. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/MNbhPHIHSU— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) June 20, 2022
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
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