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Police: Death Of Infant In Hunting Park ‘Suspicious’

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating what they call the “suspicious” death of a young child early Tuesday morning.

Police say they were called to a home on N. 7th Street in the city’s Hunting Park section for the report of a child not breathing at about 2:30 a.m.

According to investigators, a nine-month-old male baby was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and was pronounced dead there about 30 minutes later.

Police said they found signs of trauma and they are calling the infant’s death “suspicious.”

Eyewitness News was told that the boy was in the care of relatives and not his parents.

So far, no arrests have been made. The incident remains under police investigation.

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