A three-year-old child reportedly died inside a hot car where he was found unconscious on Tuesday in Washington D.C.

The infant was identified as Aaron Boyd Jr. The Metropolitan Police Department reportedly responded to a call shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. When emergency service crews and officers arrived, they found the three-year-old child unconscious and not breathing.

Paramedics tried to revive the baby according to WRC-TV. They would later transport the child to a hospital but eventually succumbed. He was declared dead at around 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

His remains will now be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death. Members from the Special Victims Unit who responded to the scene are reportedly investigating the incident.

Police report that Boyd was found inside a black sedan in the Park View neighborhood with temperatures hitting the 90s on that day, WTTG-TV reported.

So far, the parents of the child have not been formally charged. However, an investigation is ongoing on how the child ended up being left in the hot vehicle.

"Child hot car deaths and injuries are largely misunderstood by the general public and the majority of parents believe this would never happen to them," KidsAndCars.org said in a statement to the station. "In an overwhelming majority of child hot car deaths, it was a loving, responsible parent that unknowingly left the child."

According to the non-profit organization, more than 1,000 children have died in hot cars since 1990. On average, 38 children die each year from being left in a hot vehicle.

KidsAndCars.org also added that in 2018, they recorded the highest number of hot-car-related fatalities of kids at 54. The number has since declined, and 23 were recorded last year.

Also, emergency medical service crews were initially dispatched after getting word that a child got locked in a car. However, they were later told by a 911 caller that the infant had already been removed.

Additionally, crews didn't realize that the child was in cardiac arrest and no one was dispatched for about eight minutes.

A paramedic closes an ambulance after assisting a patient
A paramedic closes an ambulance after assisting a patient Getty Images | JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP

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