5-month-old in Peoria dies after being left in car

Police are investigating the death of an infant in Peoria on Sunday.

Officials say a 5-month-old boy was rushed to a hospital around 2:45 p.m. after he was found not breathing inside a vehicle, said Officer Brandon Sheffert, a Peoria police spokesman. The car was parked in an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Peoria Avenue, he said.

The 5-month-old was later pronounced dead, he said. Police did not immediately say who found the child, but Sheffert said preliminary information indicates he may have been left in the vehicle for several hours.

Two people who were caring for the child were arrested, Sheffert said, but no further details were released.

The investigation is ongoing.