KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two children under the age of three possibly drowned Saturday night, according to Jackson County, Missouri, Sheriff Darryl Forté.
Forté wrote that the "death investigation" is ongoing for a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old.
Deputies were dispatched at 4:12 p.m. and found the children unresponsive in a residential swimming pool near Smart and Bob White.
Both children were transported to an area hospital before they were pronounced deceased.
Death investigation of a 1 year old and a 2 old is on-going. Both victims found unresponsive in residential pool in Eastern JACO. Deputies dispatched at 4:12pm. Victims were located in a pool during search of area. @JacksonCountyMO @cityofLS @CityOfIndepMO @BlueSpringsGov @KCMO pic.twitter.com/9FRzpR6bj3— Darryl Forte' (@sheriffforte) August 29, 2021
"Tragic outcome for our community but all avenues of investigation are being explored," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker wrote in a tweet.
This incident is under investigation.