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Infant death under investigation in Punta Gorda

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 09:25:15-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies have launched a crime scene investigation following the death of an infant at a home in Punta Gorda Thursday afternoon.

It happened at a home on Shell Creek Court, just off U.S. 17.

According to a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office report, deputies arrived just after 2:30 p.m. to find medics performing CPR on an infant female in the carport of the home, while the child's father and grandmother were present.

The family members were removed from the home while EMS worked on the infant, who was pronounced dead at 2:46 p.m.

The Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene to investigate.

The Department of Children and Families also responded to assist with the condition of the other three children at the scene.

We'll update as we learn more in this case.