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Police: Persons of interest in custody after Thursday's deadly hit-and-run crash involving children

Posted at 2:47 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 23:23:24-04

MILWAUKEE — Police say persons of interest are in custody after Thursday's deadly hit-and-run crash.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., police say a driver ran through a red light at 22nd and Center and hit three kids that were crossing the street. One of them, a six-year-old girl, died from her injuries. Police say 4-year-old girl was gravely wounded, and a 10-year-old boy was critically injured.

Police say the two young girls and a 10-year-old boy had just left a playground to go home when they were hit. Several people called 911 and remained on the scene to provide information to officers.

Officers say Friday afternoon, members of the Milwaukee Police Department recovered a vehicle and have persons of interest in custody. Evidence and witness statements from the scene, in addition to relentless follow-up by MPD members gives police reason to believe the vehicle and individuals are linked to the hit-and-run.

If anyone has any information about this incident please call the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360 or leave an anonymous tip at (414) 224-TIPS.

The City of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention wants people to know about their trauma response hotline for children who may have witnessed the incident and need counseling. They are also connecting adults to free counselors who may have witnessed or provided support to the kids immediately after. They can call the crisis hotline at: (414) 257-7621