9-year-old boy dies after falling from fourth-floor window of Bronx apartment where he lived with his adoptive mother
- The nine-year-old boy fell from the fourth floor of an apartment building in the Bronx.
- A relative said the unidentified victim lived with a foster mother and foster siblings.
- The tragedy was witnessed by neighbors who offered help until help arrived
A nine-year-old boy died Sunday afternoon after falling from a Bronx apartment building, police say.
It is understood that the child has collapsed from the fourth floor of the building on Mount Hope Place.
He was found unconscious on the sidewalk.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, though his name was not immediately released.
The nine-year-old boy is believed to have plummeted from the fourth floor of the building on Mount Hope Place.
They found him unconscious on the sidewalk and took him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A neighbor described how chaotic the scene was until first responders arrived.
“People were yelling ‘Call 911!’ I saw him on the ground under the tree and I did CPR on him,” Joshua Rodriguez said.
‘He wasn’t responding. The police arrived and took him to the hospital. The ambulance never came.
The nine-year-old girl reportedly lived with a foster mother and two foster brothers, according to a person who identified herself as her half-sister.
His mother had just entered the bathroom when it happened. I’m trying to be strong. It’s a nightmare,’ said the relative.
The boy reportedly lived with a foster mother and two foster brothers, according to a person who identified himself as his half-sister.
He thought he fell out of a window with an air conditioner
Police are investigating what led to the fatal fall from the six-story building.
Initially, officers said that the child had fallen from a fire escape, but later Sunday night, authorities confirmed that he had fallen from a window with an air conditioning unit.
Police are investigating what caused the six-story building to collapse.
No charges have been filed and police have not said whether they suspect foul play.
The fatal fall comes after two children fell from buildings on the same day last month: a two-year-old girl in Queens, who survived the fall, and a three-year-old boy in Manhattan who was seriously injured.