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7-month-old baby dies after being left in hot car while mom goes shopping for two hours



A baby has died after he was left in a hot car while his mom shopped in a mall for 2 hours.

His mom alerted police after she found her 7-month-old boy not breathing outside a mall in Arizona.

Officers were alerted Saturday afternoon and found that the infant had been left alone in a car that had not been running, according to authorities.

Fire crews attempted resuscitation and rushed the baby to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police did not say if the mother previously knew the baby was in the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing, and charges have not been filed against the mother. 

An average of 38 children under the age of 15 have died in hot cars each year since 1998, totaling a shocking 893. As of the beginning of August, ten of those fatalities have already occurred in 2021.

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