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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A toddler died in an apparent drowning Saturday in Louisville's Wilder Park neighborhood, Louisville Metro Police said. 

According to a news release, LMPD officers were called to a home near West Whitney Avenue and South First Street around 7:20 p.m. Saturday on the report of a toddler who was found in a pool. 

Officers blocked several roads to quickly transport the child to Norton Children's Hospital, LMPD said. 

"Unfortunately, the child was pronounced deceased after arriving," said Alicia Smiley, a spokeswoman for the department. 

LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating the incident, Smiley said. 

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