A 12-year-old boy has died after he jumped from the roof of an Upper East Side building in New York City.

The unidentified boy landed on a parked car, shattering the front window of the vehicle when he jumped from the roof of the 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue on Tuesday, April 6.

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EMS was called to the scene and transported the boy to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the police. A medical examiner will determine cause of death.

The NYPD said they responded to the scene following a 911 call around 3:45pm, without revealing more details as the investigation is ongoing.

12-year-old boy dies after jumping from 15-story apartment building

The apparent suicide comes after mental health professionals expressed worry over the effects of a year’s worth of lockdown and no school on younger people.

The death of the 12-year-old is similar to another death in Manhattan that took place on October 19.

Matthew Pierre, 13, was found shirtless on the ground around 6am after plunging 20 stories off a terrace to his death outside an apartment building West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.

Police are investigating Pierre’s death as a suicide because of a cryptic post they found on the teen’s computer to the New York Post.

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