A newborn baby, believed to be just a few hours old, was found abandoned in some bushes near a Texas apartment complex.

The Waxahachie Police Department said the baby boy was spotted Thursday morning by an unidentified person, who then called 911, according to NBC DFW.

The police managed to locate the child's juvenile mother following the discovery.

"On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 8:36 a.m. the Waxahachie Police Department received a 911 call advising of an infant that was discovered in the bushes at Bent Tree Town Homes in the 1700 Block of South IH-35E," the police department wrote on Facebook. "Officers arrived and found a newborn male infant in the bushes."

The baby boy is believed to have been around two hours old when the officers found him wrapped in a t-shirt.

Medical attention was provided to the infant before he was taken to the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.

The cops then managed to locate the baby's 16-year-old mother, WFAA reported. No charges have been filed so far in the case as the investigation still continues.

"The infant is in custody of Child Protective Services currently, and no charges have been filed at this time until the investigation is complete," the police department said.

The newborn baby is currently in good condition, the police added.

Those with any information about the case were urged to contact the Waxahachie Police Department.

Details regarding the circumstances that led to the child being abandoned in the bushes were not clear.

The Safe Haven law, also known as the Baby Moses law, offers Texas parents, who are unable to care for their baby, the safe and legal choice of leaving their infant at designated places if the child is 60 days old or younger.

"If you have a newborn that you're unable to care for, you can bring your baby to a designated safe place with no questions asked," the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services wrote on their website.

These designated places include "any hospital, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station in Texas," the department explained.

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