Authorities are investigating the deaths of 2-month old twins who were staying with their family in a city homeless shelter, police said Friday.
Emergency responders found the twins, a boy and a girl, unconscious around 3 p.m. inside the lobby of the Landing, a Queens hotel that doubles as a city-funded family shelter.
Medics rushed them to Elmhurst Hospital Center where they were pronounced dead.
The babies’ father told cops he put the children down for a nap earlier in the day, but found them lifeless when he went to check on them.
Twin infants died Friday afternoon after they fell unconscious at a Queens homeless shelter, police said.
Cops were questioning the father Friday. No charges have been filed.
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy. We offer our condolences to the family and will provide them with any and all support that we can during this difficult time," said Isaac McGinn, a spokesman for the city Department of Social Services, which is responsible for the shelter system.