HOUSTON – Police said a 4-year-old boy has been pronounced dead after being found unconscious in a vehicle in north Houston Friday.
North officers and Homicide detectives are at 200 Oriole. 4 year old male is deceased at an area hospital. Initial reports are the child was found unconscious in a disabled vehicle. 202 pic.twitter.com/zKh0a1i7Dv— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 26, 2023
Homicide detectives are investigating the scene in the 200 block of Oriole Street near Yale Street.
According to Commander Jonathon Halliday with HPD, they received a call of a child being locked inside a vehicle at around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
When they arrived, they learned that a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old had climbed inside a parked vehicle at a home.
“We don’t know how long they were in there but family members realized they were missing and began looking and found them in the car,” Halliday said.
The 4-year-old was unresponsive and was taken to the hospital by family members where he was pronounced dead.
Halliday said the 2-year-old was taken to the hospital by the Houston Fire Department as a precaution.
Officials said it is too early in the investigation to say if any charges will be filed.