Two people are in custody after a 6-year-old boy was found locked in a shed in Dallas late Sunday night, police say.
Dallas police have not released much information in the ongoing investigation but said officers found the child in a shed behind a home on the 1000 block of Coston Drive in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood and that two people were taken into custody at about 11:30 p.m.
A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, told us she never noticed anything indicating something was wrong at the house.
"It’s hard to know that this is something that is happening in your neighborhood and we didn’t know about it. It’s hard it’s devastating," she said.
That same neighbor said she woke up to the sound of police activity outside her home Sunday night.
"My husband and I came out and we were looking out here and we were watching what was going on and that’s when we noticed that they brought out the kids," she said.
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Texas Child Protective Services told NBC 5 Monday afternoon that three children, two boys ages 4 and 6 and a 7-year-old girl, were removed from the home earlier in the day and placed in foster care. Specific details about the investigation and any prior contact the family may have had with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services are kept confidential.
Officials have not said why the child was in the shed and police have not released the names of the suspects facing charges in the case.
The child's condition, also, is not known.
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