A toddler who was found unconscious and not breathing following a six-story fall from a building in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday was undergoing surgery Tuesday morning, police said.
Police were sent to the 300 block of South Burnside Avenue about 7:42 p.m. following a report that someone had been shot and stopped breathing, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Sal Ramirez said.
Investigators found the 2-year-old and determined there was no shooting, but the toddler was unconscious and not breathing, Ramirez said.
Apparently, the child had fallen out of a window on the building’s 5th floor, Ramirez said.
Because the building’s ground floor is a mezzanine, it was a six-story fall, Police Department Sgt. Welsh said.
The 2-year-old had climbed up to the window and then fell out in what Welsh described as a “freak accident.”
The child’s parents were home at the time of incident, Welsh said.
The child was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery Monday morning.
There was no update on the condition of the toddler.
KTLA’s Irving Last and Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.