LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck two children, critically injuring them.
The incident occurred May 9 around 2:47 p.m. on Compton Avenue.
Police say a vehicle described as a black or maroon Chevrolet Cruze was traveling southbound on Compton Avenue when it collided with two 8-year-old kids who were crossing westbound across Compton Avenue south of 92nd Street.
Police say after the collision the suspect vehicle continued driving southbound on Compton Avenue and fled at a high rate of speed.
The kids were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
The LAPD is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect and has released two images of the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.
A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction.
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