A newborn baby was rushed to a hospital early this morning after being found unresponsive in San Francisco's Bayview District, a police spokesman said.
Officers responded around 2 a.m. to a request for a welfare check on a woman who was reportedly bleeding for unknown reasons near Third Street and McKinnon Avenue, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.
Police arrived and were flagged down by a man holding a newborn baby. The baby was unresponsive, so the officers requested an ambulance and one officer, a former paramedic, began performing CPR, Shyy said.
The officers then decided to transport the child to the hospital themselves rather than wait for the ambulance.
Meanwhile, the female who was reportedly bleeding had left the area prior to the officers' arrival but was found by police nearby and was determined to be the baby's mother.
Both the mother and baby remain at San Francisco General Hospital this morning and are expected to survive, Shyy said.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police Sgt. John Keane of the Police Department's special victims unit at (415) 553-9363.
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