CLAREMONT, the Bronx — A hit-and-run driver plowed into a family gathered on a Bronx street early Sunday morning, injuring six people, police said.
The crash happened around 2:45 a.m. near East 170th Street and Sheridan Avenue in Claremont.
Five of the family members were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the NYPD. The sixth family member, a 34-year-old woman, was pinned under the vehicle and taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
The driver of the four-door Jeep SUV and a passenger fled the scene, according to investigators.
Police are looking into whether the family had gathered for a cookout or were in a nearby park. They’re also investigating reports of shots fired in the area before the crash.
No arrests had been made and the investigation remained ongoing.
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