MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy who apparently was forgotten in the car.READ MORE: Two Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters
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.READ MORE: Halloween Spending Could Hit A Record This Year
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.MORE NEWS: Opa-locka City Hall Evacuated After Bomb Threat
At this time, it is unclear if there will be any charges related to this incident.