Boy dead, another hurt in possible abuse, Chattanooga police say

Chattanooga police are investigating an abuse case after a 4-year-old boy died and a 3-year-old boy was taken to the intensive care unit.

The two boys were brought to a local emergency room, where the 4-year-old was pronounced dead upon arrival, Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary said.

The 4-year-old's cause of death is unknown, but preliminary findings revealed that the two boys had suffered abuse, Weary said.

Police are currently talking to the boys' mother and her boyfriend, Weary said.

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