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A 17-month-old boy is dead after being left alone in a sweltering car in Pembroke Pines Friday and his parents are suspects, police say.
Officials with Pembroke Pines police said the car was in a parking lot near the 2200 block of North University Drive for hours. First responders who received a call for medical assistance got to the baby around 5 p.m.
Temperatures were in the upper to mid 90s Friday afternoon., according to the National Weather Service.
“Regrettably, CPR life-saving efforts and fire rescue transport did not prevent an unfortunate tragedy and the child was pronounced deceased,” the department said in a statement. “The investigation remains active.”
Police said the child’s parents, who have not been identified, are suspects in the case.
No additional information was provided as of Friday evening.