SEVEN children under the age of eight have been rushed to the hospital after allegedly overdosing on sleeping pills in Hopewell, Virginia.

Investigators believe a 7-year-old child gave the others his sleeping pills, according to CBS6.

Seven children have been taken to the hospital


Seven children have been taken to the hospital

Hopewell Police were called to a home on Wednesday evening around 5.30pm where four children ages four and under were found unresponsive.

Police then found three additional children awake but lethargic, according to reports.

All seven children have been taken to John Randolph Hospital.

The youngest two children have since been transferred to a different hospital in serious condition, according to CBS6.

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Police say the adult who had been supervising the children left the house to go to a store around the corner.

Upon returning, the adult saw the conditions the children were in and called 911.

The Hopewell Police Department could not immediately be reached for comment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Hopewell is an independent city located about 20 miles outside of Richmond.

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