Toddler Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run

A three-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a vehicle believed to be involved in an attempted drive-by shooting.

The Police responded at approximately 8 p.m. to reports of a car hitting a pedestrian in an Anaheim neighborhood. Once on the scene, the police received additional reports of shots being fired near the scene of the hit-and-run.

After the hit-and-run collision, the 3-year-old girl was found seriously injured. She was taken to a hospital. The victim is still in critical condition, but doctors are optimistic.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a dark compact car. Additional witnesses told police that the same vehicle had been involved in a drive-by-shooting. Witnesses reported seeing the car enter the neighborhood, and its driver fired at an unseen individual. The driver hit the little girl while he was speeding away from the drive-by-shooting.

Police have not located anyone who was harmed by the gunfire. A car matching the witnesses’ description was later stopped. The suspect was stopped near Harbor Boulevard and La Palma Avenue. After he was stopped, the driver dropped a gun in his car and attempted to run. The suspect was quickly stopped by a police dog.

According to Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn, police are investigating if the incident was gang related. The suspect is expected to be booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and illegal possession of a handgun, but after more investigation, Dunn believes that there may be more charges.

Locals and witnesses were heartbroken by the horrible accident. Everyone that knew the little girl described her as a sweet cheerful little child. Police ask that anyone with additional information about the hit-and-run or drive-by-shooting to please come forward.

Car accidents are terrifying experiences. This little girl will be forever traumatized by this horrible accident. Her family is now living in fear of her possibly dying any moment. Irresponsible drivers deserve to be held accountable for their actions.

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