4-year-old found unconscious outside of Gowanus Houses in Brooklyn dies

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
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GOWANUS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 4-year-old boy died after his mother flagged down police officers outside of a NYCHA development in Brooklyn Sunday morning.

Police said officers were patrolling in Gowanus around 5:35 a.m. when the woman hailed them near the Gowanus Houses.

According to police, she was holding her 4-year-old son who was unconscious and unresponsive.

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The officers contacted emergency medical services and attempted to perform CPR.

EMS brought the child to Brooklyn Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway.


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