Baby rescued moments before wandering into busy west Charlotte road

Baby rescued moments before wandering onto busy, west Charlotte road

CHARLOTTE — A baby wearing no shoes and no coat was rescued Tuesday afternoon while wandering next to one of Charlotte’s busiest roads.

Renie Kennedy and her daughter, Bernadette Ellis, were coming home from work and saw the child, who appeared to be less than a year old, close to Wilkinson Boulevard.

“I jumped out the car to run in the street because it looked like the baby was about to go in the street,” Ellis said. “My instinct was just to pick the baby up. Anybody, you know, the cars were just riding up the street like they didn’t even see the baby.”

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With the child out of harm’s way, the mother and daughter shot a Facebook Live video and pleaded for someone to come forward and identify the boy.

The two provided the baby with a warm blanket to protect him from the cold.

A witness called 911 earlier and said a baby was left behind while two people were fighting. Police responded to the call and got information from witnesses.

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“I have nine grandkids,” Kennedy said. “I guess it was just that motherly instinct, that grandmother instinct, to go live to see do anyone know who this baby is?”

The baby is safe.

Channel 9 is waiting on information from police to see if anyone was arrested or charged.

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