A 9-year-old boy was killed this morning in Hell's Kitchen, reportedly after a soccer goal post fell on his head, according to multiple reports.
The NYPD says that officers responded to a call about an injured male at 525 West 50th Street shortly after 10 a.m. this morning. When they arrived, officers found an unconscious 9-year-old boy with head trauma in the building. EMS took the boy to Roosevelt Hospital where he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A police spokesperson said an investigation into what exactly happened was ongoing, but multiple reports say that the boy, identified as Tommaso Cerase of the Upper West Side, was playing soccer as part of a youth league when a goal post collapsed on him and hit him in the head.
The medical examiner will determine the boy's exact cause of death.