Police probe Auckland baby death

A baby has died in Auckland this afternoon and police are investigating.

Counties Manukau police said a 2-month-old boy died at a residential property in Manurewa.

Detective Inspector Shawn Ruatene told TV3 police were alerted at about 4pm. "We received a call from an address in Manurewa advising us of an incident.

"On arrival, we have located a two-month old child who was deceased.

"We've arrived to find a family here, and they are very distraught and we're just going to continue with enquiries."

A crime scene has been set up around the property where the baby died, TV3 reported.

The fire service have also been called in and Victim Support are speaking with the family.

Mr Ruatene said the family were cooperating with police.

 

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