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Seven Children Including An Infant And 3 Toddlers Overdose On Sleeping Pills Handed Out By A 7-Year-Old

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Seven Children Including An Infant And 3 Toddlers Overdose On Sleeping Pills Handed Out By A 7-Year-Old

Seven young children including an infant and three toddlers have overdosed on sleeping pills that were handed out by a 7-year-old at a Virginia home on Wednesday night, a report said.

When police responded to the residence in the city of Hopewell at about 5:30 p.m., four children, ages 1, 2, 3 and 4, were unresponsive, WTVR said.

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Three other youngsters under the age of eight had also consumed the pills, but were awake, the station reported.

All seven kids were all taken to a hospital, and the two youngest victims were transferred to another medical facility in serious condition, the report said.

Investigators told the outlet that the drugs were distributed by a 7-year-old who was left alone with the children when their adult supervisor left the house to go to a corner store.

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The investigation was ongoing.

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