[UPDATE BELOW] A four-year-old boy slipped through a gap between an elevator and the wall at a Brooklyn parking garage last night, "dropping some 50 feet."
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. at 841 Union Street, at a parking garage condominium; a listing offers a spot for $279,000.
The staff usually takes the cars up and down. NBC New York reports, "Although residents normally don't go up to their cars, the parents wanted to grab something quickly, so an attendant made an exception and went up with them. The parents lost sight of their boy for just a moment and he somehow fell through a 10-inch gap between the elevator and the third floor."
The Department of Building's listing for the building notes a complaint, "OEM REQUESTS AN INSPECTION DUE TO A CHILD FALLING DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT."
The boy was rushed to Methodist Hospital and is in critical condition. The garage manager told NBC New York that "he didn't know how the boy fell down the elevator shaft and that it has never happened to anyone before." He also said he would visit the boy.
Update 11:58 a.m.: The NYPD says that the boy has died.