7-year-old in critical condition following hit and run crash

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police are searching for a gray 4-door sedan they believe was involved in a hit and run on the city’s east side.

Police say it happened Tuesday night around 11:30 on Loring Avenue near Shelbourne Place.

According to investigators, a 7-year-old boy was struck by a car and seriously injured.

When police arrived, they say the child was found lying in the street, bleeding from the head. The boy’s parents were also on scene according to police.

“There were a few witnesses at the scene that night that kind of gave us some descriptions. We’re hoping that today we’re able to locate some more. Some people that might have seen something, not realizing that that was a vehicle involved in the hit and run,” said Lt. Jeff Rinaldo.

Investigators are reviewing both city surveillance cameras and private cameras registered with the city’s SafeCam program.

Lt. Rinaldo says the SafeCam program played an important role in the fatal hit and run investigation on Bailey Avenue that killed 60-year-old Arthur Redrick.

No arrests have been made on that case yet, but Rinaldo says a surveillance system from an area business helped police identify the suspected vehicle.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the confidential police tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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