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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Family and friends are remembering a life cut short in a freak accident. A young boy died after falling on a piece of glass in North Philadelphia Wednesday.
Sources tell Eyewitness News the medical examiner has ruled Adrian Ortega’s death an accident.
The 3200 block of Reese Street was full of activity as a 4-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after family members tell Eyewitness News he was cut in the abdomen by a piece of glass from a broken picture frame while playing with his two sisters.
The boy was taken to St. Christopher’s, where he was later pronounced dead.
“He was a great kid,” the boy’s uncle, Gilberto Acevedo said. “We’re gonna miss him, we love him, all his friends and family are gonna miss him and we’re gonna keep him in our prayers.”
“He got the best dad and a great mother, he’s got good uncles and family, we love him,” Acevedo said. “We’re gonna miss him and you just hug your kid and tell them you love them because accidents do happen.”
Neighbors tell Eyewitness News there will be a vigil outside the boy’s home at 7 p.m. Thursday.