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A 7-month-old infant who died Thursday at Brenner Children's Hospital was the victim of a homicide, Winston-Salem police said Friday night.

Officers went to an apartment in the 1900 block of Franciscan Drive on a report that the infant wasn’t breathing, police said. When officers arrived, the infant’s family was performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the baby.

Officers then assisted with the CPR until emergency medical technicians and city firefighters arrived on the scene, police said. The medical technicians and the firefighters took the life-saving measures, and the infant was taken to the hospital.

While at the hospital, the baby died, police said.

An autopsy conducted Friday determined that the infant sustained injuries that caused the infant’s death, and medical examiner ruled the baby’s death as a homicide, police said.

Police didn’t identify the baby. Detectives are investigating the infant’s death.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, no other details will be released at this time,” police said in a news release.

The infant’s death is the city’s 12 homicide this year, as compared to 12 homicides in Winston-Salem during the period last year, police said.

Anyone with information about this matter can call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800 or its Spanish line at 336-728-3904. Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem is also on Facebook.

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