Police: VA employee leaves baby in car, child dies

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police and Hefner VA Medical Center Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old found locked in a car at the hospital.

The mother, officials said, works at the VA.

Salisbury Police responded Thursday at 4:37 p.m. to the center, 1601 Brenner Ave., to assist VA Police in reference a death investigation. Earlier, VA police received a call from an employee who saw a child left in a vehicle behind building No. 7, a Salisbury Police Department statement said.

When VA police arrived they forcibly entered a black Chevrolet and got the child out. The baby, a girl, was strapped in her car seat. The statement said CPR was administered until fire and EMS arrived.

The baby girl was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were released.