Authorities in South Carolina have rescued a baby who was found inside a parked car which also contained a dead woman.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Henrick says 31-year-old Latosha Lewis of Tabor City, North Carolina, was pronounced dead early Tuesday near an intersection in Green Sea, a community near the state border.

Police say Lewis had been shot.

According to a police report, the infant was taken to a hospital. Lorea Arthur, a friend of the victim, tells WMBF-TV that the baby is the dead woman's child.

The television station reports a neighbor called 911 after hearing the baby's cries.

Police did not provide the baby's age or give further details.