Detectives are investigating the death Wednesday afternoon of a 4-year-old boy in a North Philadelphia rowhouse, police said.
Police were notified by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children that the boy had been brought to the emergency room by family members with a wound to his midsection, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. He was pronounced dead at 3:46 p.m.
The family told police the boy’s abdomen was punctured by flying glass after a picture frame fell from a wall and shattered in the home on the the 3200 block of North Reese Street.
Crime Scene Unit officers entered the house to collect evidence, Small said.