Child Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident During Fireworks Show

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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.

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