An Infant Died Sunday After an Apparent Medical Episode Inside a Long Island City Immigrant Shelter, According to the New York Police Department

There is no criminal investigation into the death of the three-month old girl, who was found unresponsive and unresponsive by her mother inside a Long Island City immigrant shelter Sunday afternoon.

EMS and police from the Astoria 114th Precinct of the New York Police Department (NYPD) responded to a 911 emergency call at Queens County Inn & Suites (40-34 Crescent St) where the infant was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Mount Sinai Queens Hospital (Mount Sinai Queens Hospital).

A New York Police Department spokeswoman declined to comment Monday morning on reports that the baby, who has since been identified as Yuleissy Astudillo, suffered a cardiac arrest before succumbing to her injuries. She said the cause of death will be determined by the office of the chief medical examiner. The medical report has not yet been released.

A spokesman for the city department of social services, which administers the immigrant shelter, declined to comment on the case, citing state law restrictions.

The DSS spokesperson said, “This is a terrible tragedy. Our primary concern is the well-being of our clients, and our non-profit provider employees were quick to respond to the call for medical assistance. We extend our sincerest sympathy to all those affected, and we are committed to supporting the family through this difficult time.”

No arrests have been made and the investigation is still on-going, according to the police. The 114th Precinct detectives are leading the investigation.

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