AKRON, Ohio-- Akron police are searching for the driver of a car who hit and injured a seven-year-old boy during a fireworks show late Sunday.
The incident happened during the Kenmore Community Days festival.
Neighbors said Sunday's good weather helped draw a very large crowd to the festival and it swelled for the fireworks show.
"Cars were parked all down the street, around the corner and just a lot of activity. It was so dense you could hardly see anything. There were so many people in that lot and I thought, great everyone," said Nathan Gamble who lives nearby and was watching the fireworks show from his yard.
Gamble said just as the fireworks started, he heard a woman screaming from East Avenue.
Police said the boy was hit by the driver of an older gold or goldish tan-colored Chevrolet Impala.
It happened in front of a large crowd of dozens of potential witnesses.
The car reportedly left the scene continuing north on East Avenue.
Police told FOX 8 News that the boy, who they declined to identify, was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
They believe the car could have damage to its left front headlamp assembly.
Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact the Akron Hit-Skip Unit at 330-375-2508.