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6-year-old girl killed, 2 children seriously injured in hit-and-run at 22nd and Center

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Updated: 9:48 p.m. on October 24, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police say a 6-year-old girl was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Thursday, Oct. 24, and they're asking for help identifying the driver and vehicle involved.

CBS 58 spoke to the mother and aunt of the three children who were hit. She says her son and two nieces were crossing the street on their way home from the park.

Shanterika Rayford lost her 6-year-old niece Thursday night. Her 4-year-old niece, and her 10-year-old son, were both seriously hurt.

"It could've been my last time seeing him," she said. "Like honestly. I'm not in a good mood right now from it. I'm trying to stay strong because me breaking down won't make the situation any better."

Police say a car traveling eastbound on Center Street ran a red light, causing a multiple vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m.

"Kids were laying in the street and it was just bad," said witness Anthony Quin. 

"Whoever it was that did it, I want them to know that you really hurt someone's heart," Rayford added. "You really hurt someone's family. You really put us at the bottom with what you did."

People nearby were shocked by the crash. 

"Coming across the street and I heard a loud boom," said Quin. "Then the car spun around a little bit and took off."

"When is enough enough?" asked MPD's Assistant Chief Ray Banks. "Kids have to be protected by the adults, and adults have to do the right thing."

The suspect's vehicle is described as a gray, 2007-2009 Saturn Aura with tinted windows and front end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.

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Posted: 5:53 p.m. on October 24, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office has been called to a fatality at 22nd and Center in Milwaukee on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Police initially said that three children, ages 10, 6, and 4, were seriously injured.

A witness tells CBS 58 she saw an out of control car hit a child. 

Police say two cars were involved in the crash, and both fled the scene.

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates.


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