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3-year-old injured in New Haven hit-and-run

NEW HAVEN — Police are investigating after they say a child was struck and injured by a car Saturday evening.

According to police, the hit-and-run happened around 6 p.m. Officers were called to the area of Cassius Street between Cedar  Street and Howard Avenue to investigate.

When they got to the scene, they found a three-year-old boy with injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Police say further investigation revealed there had been a physical fight amongst adult women. The offending group, police say, left in a motor vehicle, drove around the block and returned to drive onto the sidewalk toward the other group.

The motor vehicle then left the scene before police arrived.

The family of the victim released the following statement;

The family is thankful to all of the members of the community who have assisted with identifying the driver and occupants of the vehicle that ran over Avery. Avery remains in the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 
Avery underwent surgery Saturday night to repair his broken right shoulder and right leg. He also sustained several broken ribs. 
At this time we ask for continued prayer for Avery’s physical and emotional healing. We ask that the community remain vigilant in the mission of seeing that the driver is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 
Thank you again to everyone who has and continues to help and pray. 
 All the best, Ashley D. McWilliams.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6316.

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