HELOTES, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 7-month-old boy died after being left all day in a hot sport utility vehicle in a San Antonio-area Wal-Mart parking lot.

The baby’s father works at the store in the suburb of Helotes. Police Capt. Anthony Burges says the father told officers he forgot to drop his son off at day care before going to work about 6:15 a.m. Friday. When the father returned to his SUV at 3 p.m., he found his child dead.

No charges have been filed. The identities of the father and boy have not been released.

Temperatures in the area hovered around 100 degrees much of the afternoon.

KidsAndCars.org, a national child safety nonprofit, says at least 27 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. this year.

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