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Foul play suspected in deaths of 2 Miramar children, police say

7-month-old, 3-year-old found dead inside home

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Foul play is suspected in the deaths of two children -- a 7-month-old boy and 3-year-old girl -- who were found dead in a Miramar home Wednesday afternoon, Miramar police said. 

Rescue crews received a 911 call regarding a medical emergency  in the 6100 block of Southwest 38th Street around 5:20 p.m., Tania Rues, a Miramar police spokeswoman, said. 

"Two adults directed officers to an apartment behind the house," Rues said. "Officers performed CPR on both the infant and toddler, until Miramar Fire Rescue crews arrived and pronounced the children dead at the home."

Marcus Freeman, who lives in the area, was getting ready for class when he said a woman knocked on his door asking him for help.

"She was like hysterical. She was kind of in shock," Freeman said. "I came out, I (saw) her down the street. I asked, 'You know what was going on?' and she asked me to call the police and I was like, 'Do you need me to call them to the house or what?'"

Freeman said woman didn't say anything, but that she looked like she was in shock.

Rues was only able to provide a few details about the ongoing investigation, but made it clear that foul play is suspected.

Neighbors said they are having a hard time accepting the fact that two young children died in their community.

"It is sad," Danielle Denise, a neighbor, said. "It is sad when it happens on your block, in your neighborhood. It's very sad."

Police questioned two adults during their investigation, including a parent

No arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.