MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy who apparently was forgotten in the car.
Police have not yet confirmed the circumstances but witnesses at the strip mall near Bird Road and 97th Avenue said the mom works at a beauty salon in the mall.
She reportedly came to work around 9 a.m., parked the car in the back and, at about 12:30 p.m., they heard loud screams and commotion.
A pharmacist, who was working next door, called 911 when he saw what was happening.
“I heard some screaming in the back, so I went running to see what was going on and there was a bunch of people outside. The baby was on the floor. It was already pale and looking out, it was already purple. He wasn’t responding,” said Pharmacist Juan Carmenat.
The baby was a transported to Kendall Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
It was a hot day Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-80s. Temperatures inside the car could’ve reached up to 100°.
Witnesses said the mother was devastated and screaming. She said something along the lines of because of work – this happened.
Miami-Dade Police will be continuing their investigation.
At this time, it is unclear if there will be any charges related to this incident.