after being found in a car in south Sacramento
A 2-year-old boy who was found unconscious and not breathing in
a car Saturday evening in south Sacramento was pronounced dead after being
transported to a local hospital, according to the Sacramento County
The boy was found in a car across the street
from where he lived, said Sgt. Shaun Hampton, sheriff’s spokesperson.
The sheriff's department received a call at 5:53 p.m. from the 9700
block of Everbloom Way, with callers reporting they had found someone who
appeared to be dead in a car, Hampton said.
"They were screaming,"
As the emergency call taker continued to gather
information, it became evident the callers were talking about a child,
Hampton said, adding that CPR instructions were given over the phone by the
Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and aided
with CPR until the fire department got there, Hampton said.
Firefighters continued CPR and then transported the boy to a local hospital,
where he was pronounced dead, Hampton said.
As per standard protocol
when a child is reported to have died, Hampton said deputies called
detectives from the Child Abuse Bureau.
"It's very abnormal for a
child to just die,” Hampton said. Therefore, they are called no matter the
Detectives then started their own investigation into
the incident and obtained a search warrant for the child's residence,
Hampton said, adding that the search concluded early Sunday morning.
No one has been arrested or charged in connection with the boy's death,
It is an ongoing investigation, he said, adding that
the next is step is to wait for the Sacramento County coroner to do an
It is important for parents to be mindful of their children,
especially this time of year when the temperatures become increasingly hot,
Hampton said. He noted that children can wander off and get themselves into
Hampton also encouraged anyone who sees any animal or child
in distress in a hot car that isn't running to act quickly, either by
calling law enforcement or getting into the vehicle.