3-year-old boy dies after being left in a hot vehicle Saturday on the far West Side

A 3-year-old boy left in a hot vehicle for several hours Saturday afternoon is dead and his parents tell officers they forgot he was left in the vehicle when they returned home from a tee ball game earlier in the day, according to San Antonio police.

Police Lt. Jesse Salame said officers responded to the 10,000 block of Tempestuous, on the far West Side, about 5 p.m. where they found the boy's parents attempting life-saving measures on the child.

The family had attended their 6-year-old's tee ball game Saturday morning and had returned home about 1 p.m. where the younger 3-year-old was accidentally left in the car, according to Salame.

"This really was just a case of parents who just got distracted," Salame said. He explained each parent thought the other had gotten the boy out of the car and by the time they realized their mistake the child had been in the car for roughly four hours.

"They discovered him unresponsive in the vehicle, pulled him out and began life saving measures. But were unsuccessful," Salame said, noting that the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in San Antonio reached a high of 93 degrees.

Though homicide detectives are investigating, Salame said it does not mean police consider the case a homicide. Information on charges are pending the results of the investigation, Salame said.

"It appears what we have here is just a horrific tragedy," Salame said. Noting that nothing police have seen in the preliminary investigation leads them to believe any foul play is involved.