A 2-year-old boy has died after falling from the second floor of a mall in Colorado. Authorities have confirmed the young boy who fell from the second story of the Town Center Mall on Saturday has died from his injuries.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident and have not spoken to the police to come forward.
As per the latest reports, the boy’s father was holding him in his arms at the top of an escalator at the Town Center mall. When the boy suddenly lunged forward, however, the father lost his grip, and the child fell two stories to the ground.
The incident occurred at 4 p.m. on Sunday and an investigation into exactly what happened is still in its early stages, though it appears to have been a terrible accident.
“All incidents where a child of this age is seriously injured or killed are thoroughly investigated by our Crimes Against Children Unit,” APD Lieutenant Chris Amsler said.
Witnesses at the scene have told how they saw the boy lying on the ground, not moving after his fall.
“I feel really sad for his parents, you know? They came shopping and ended up having to go to the hospital, not knowing if their kid was going to survive.”