Worcester police investigating death of baby

WORCESTER, MA (WHDH) - Police in Worcester are investigating the death of a baby boy, authorities said.

An 18-month-old baby died in the city Sunday night at a rundown triple-decker home, authorities confirmed Monday.

I thought it was a shooting or something like that,” witness Mike Levicki said. “Ambulances, police cars, they all converged.”

The baby was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. after suffering an unknown medical emergency.

Levicki told 7News that the baby was not immediately rushed to the hospital.

“The ambulance sat for about 20 minutes. I could see them doing CPR,” Levicki said. Another witness, Kent Bailey, said the boy looked like a “rag doll.”

Police said that there is no sign of injury or foul play, but detectives are investigating.

The child’s mother declined to comment on the boy’s death. Neighbors told 7News that they called police on the woman to report signs of child neglect.

No additional details were immediately available.

7News will have more information as this story develops.

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