A LITTLE boy was tragically killed after he was impaled by shards of glass after a picture fell off a wall in his home.
Adrian Ortega, 4, died after a picture frame fell from the wall on Wednesday at around 3.45pm spraying the room with glass and piercing the toddler in the abdomen.
ABC Adrian Ortega was pronounced dead just minutes after arriving at hospital
The kid was playing with his two sisters, aged two and five, when the frame fell.
So far it has not been determined why the picture dropped.
Adrian’s mum, Amanda Velez, was at home in North Philadelphia at the time.
Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small said: “He received a puncture or cut to his abdomen and that’s when family members transported him to St. Christopher’s Hospital.”
The child was later pronounced dead just minutes after he arrived at the hospital, officials said.
Ms Velez told 6abc: “My baby he was so full of joy. His sisters miss him.
“I carried my son. I birthed him. I was with him.”
She added: “When I went to lay him down his eyes started rolling behind his head.”
An autopsy is due to be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.
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Neighbour Edward Rodriguez said: “As soon as people heard, people were crying. It was just instant.”
He added: “It’s just a shame because they are so well loved, so well loved that it’s a complete shock.
“When it happened, it just went up and down the neighbourhood like lightning.”
ABC Adrian’s mum, Amanda Velez was at home with her kids when the accident happened
Google The accident happened at the kid’s home in North Philadelphia
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