CARSON, Calif. — An investigation was under way today into the death of a 5-month-old boy who was left in an SUV in the driveway of a home in Carson.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives were sent to the 19000 block of Cliveden Avenue at 3:19 p.m. Monday to investigate the circumstances of the baby’s death, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Deputies were dispatched to the home after the boy’s father called authorities to say the infant may have been unintentionally left inside the vehicle, Lt. Dave Coleman of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau told reporters at the scene.

The rear window of an SUV had been broken out, apparently in an effort to save the baby, a news photographer reported from the scene, adding that a man came out of a neighboring home and was taken away in a sheriff’s detective’s car.

Coleman said the child’s parents were “sequestered” so that they could be questioned about their son’s death.

“Unless something very glaring comes out during the course of the investigation … it seems to be just a very very tragic incident,” he said.