1-year-old in critical condition after being injured in bathtub - WFSB 3 Connecticut

1-year-old in critical condition after being injured in bathtub

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Police investigate at a home on Elmer Street after reports of critical injuries to a 1-year-old (WFSB) Police investigate at a home on Elmer Street after reports of critical injuries to a 1-year-old (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford police are investigating after a 1-year-old boy suffered serious injuries at a home on Elmer Street.

Officials responded to the home at around 2:30 p.m. after the family called 9-1-1.

Police said the child was found in the bathtub.

When emergency responders got to the house the child was not found, however crews were able to track the vehicle down on Sigourney Street.

When EMS workers found the child he was unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a lack of oxygen.

"Right now we're all very concerned for the child at this point and to make sure that we do the most professional investigation in any circumstance however it may unfold," said Hartford's Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

The child was taken to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

Officials said the boy's father is in custody for outstanding warrants not related to this case.

Neighbors said they are shocked by what happened.

"It's really upsetting because it is a baby. It's a baby, and it's sad," said Alicia Delvelle.

Brittany Roberts lives across the street and had been planning to set up a play date between her son and the boy who got hurt. She said anyone who saw the toddler instantly fell in love.

"He was handsome. He was pretty. I loved his hair and eyes. He had a full head of hair laughs," Roberts said. 

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