DALLAS - A Dallas family is grieving the death of a child who was left in a hot car in a church parking lot in Dallas.
The boy's family was inside the church attending an afternoon service when they realized that the 3-year-old was missing.
Church member Reng Om was attending the service when he said it came time for the children to leave the kids room where they were having Bible study and join the adults.
"Every kid comes out of the main service room, and they would read the Bible and singing, and they would go back into that room," Om said.
Om said that's when the parents of the boy realized he wasn't with their other four children, they began searching for him. Police said they got the call from firefighters after the boy was left inside the family's vehicle outside the church.
Om said a relative of the family called for help after the father came back inside carrying his son.
"He was very...He looked like bad. He was grabbing his kid, and the kid would not move," Om said.
This child is the 21st to die in a hot car this year in the U.S., according to the national safety advocacy organization KidsAndCars.org.