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Baby in critical condition after fall from O.C. hospital structure

August 22, 2011 |  9:28 pm
Baby falls from hospital.

Orange police were looking for suspects Monday night after a baby was in critical condition after being thrown or dropped from a parking structure at Children's Hospital.

"We want to get our hands on the suspects," Sgt. Dan Adams told The Times.

He described the incident as a "horrific crime."  A passerby saw the baby, who police believe is between 1 and 3 months old, falling from the second story or higher of the parking structure and called 911, Adams said.

He said investigators were at the hospital viewing surveillance video and interviewing people to develop leads.

Known as CHOC, the facility is California's best-known children's hospital. CHOC has several parking facilities on La Veta Avenue and off the 22 Freeway. It's unclear which structure was involved in the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (714) 744-7444.


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Photo: Police cars gather near the scene where the baby was found. Credit: KTLA-TV

Correction: An earlier version of this post included a photo of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles with a caption that wrongly called it Children's Hospital of Orange County.