By Trina Orlando

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Greensburg police are investigating why a mother left her young child home alone while she went to the store.

Neighbors called police to the Autumn Brook Apartments on Route 819 on Tuesday after seeing the two-year-old girl playing with trash in the hallway.

Police say the mother left the girl at home while she and her two-year-old son went to Walmart. Police say the hallway where the child was found was not heated.

Police anticipate filing charges against the mother, but for now the investigation continues.

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