Woman, 39, leaps to her death with her young daughter in her arms from 12-story building

A woman holding her young daughter jumped from the roof of a 12-story New York City building on Sunday, killing them both, authorities say.

The incident took place around 1.30pm where the woman leaped off a structure on W. 53rd St near 11th Ave in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Cops responded to the scene after receiving a call about two females laying on the pavement and found them ‘unconscious and unresponsive with injuries consistent with a fall from an elevated height.’

The mother, 39, and her five-year-old child were rushed to Mount Sinai West hospital and died from their wounds, the New York Police Department shared with DailyMail.com.

On Sunday afternoon a woman, 39, holding her young daughter, believed to be four or five, jumped off the roof of a Manhattan building, killing them both. Police pictured at the scene at W 53rd and 11th Avenue

On Sunday afternoon a woman, 39, holding her young daughter, believed to be four or five, jumped off the roof of a Manhattan building, killing them both. Police pictured at the scene at W 53rd and 11th Avenue

The woman did not live in the 12-story building but was visiting someone who did reside there, before she tragically jumped

The woman did not live in the 12-story building but was visiting someone who did reside there, before she tragically jumped

‘No criminality is suspected at this time,’ Sergeant Edward Riley said. The investigation is ongoing.

‘It really shook me up that it happened. It’s very, very disturbing,’ one tenant said to the New York Post.

Police and residents said the woman did not live in the building, but was visiting someone who did when she jumped.

Cops responded to the scene after receiving a call about two females laying on the pavement and found them 'unconscious and unresponsive with injuries consistent with a fall from an elevated height'

Cops responded to the scene after receiving a call about two females laying on the pavement and found them ‘unconscious and unresponsive with injuries consistent with a fall from an elevated height’

The woman who jumped is believed to have lived in Prospect Heights and it’s not immediately known who she was visiting. Sources say the woman was 'very distraught'

The woman who jumped is believed to have lived in Prospect Heights and it’s not immediately known who she was visiting. Sources say the woman was ‘very distraught’

A view of the 12-story building above

A view of the 12-story building above 

She is believed to have lived in Prospect Heights and it’s not immediately known who she was visiting.

After the jump, one tenant came out of the building in tears and told reporters on the scene that the woman had been ‘very distraught.’

As police flocked to the building on Sunday, reporters were barred from entering. 

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