Police: 2-Year-Old Found Dead In The Parking Lot Of A Gaston County Business

GASTONIA, N.C. — Police have opened an investigation after they say a 2-year-old was found dead in a car in the parking lot of a Gaston County business on Thursday.

Paramedics and officers responded to the scene on York Highway around 4:15 p.m. on June 24th, after someone reported an unresponsive toddler had been inside a vehicle for an extensive amount of time.

A police captain said officers attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene when they arrived at the parking lot of Industrial Fabricators, a plant on York Highway.

Police encourage anyone with information on this case to call Gaston County Police Department Detective Shaw at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

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