2-year-old boy’s death now being investigated as homicide

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia are now investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy in the city as a homicide.

WPVI-TV reports that police said Thursday they are opening a homicide investigation into the death of the child following a medical examiner report.

Police were called to a home in Oxford Circle on Tuesday evening for a report of an unresponsive child.

The toddler was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

A medical examiner’s autopsy report revealed blunt force trauma injuries to the child’s body. Homicide is now the cause of death.

No arrests have been made.

Philadelphia has seen a string of child deaths recently, mostly as a result of shootings. At least five children have been killed by gunfire in the city in the last month.


Information from: WPVI-TV, http://www.6abc.com