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UPDATE: MPD arrests persons of interest in connection to hit-and-run that left 6-year-old girl dead, 2 kids seriously hurt

UPDATE: MPD arrests persons of interest in connection to hit-and-run that left 6-year-old girl dead, 2 kids seriously hurt

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Updated: 5:52 p.m. on October 25, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department recovered a vehicle on Friday, Oct. 25, and have persons of interest in custody in relation to the fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a young girl.

Police say evidence and witness statements from the scene give reason to believe the vehicle and individuals are linked to the incident. 

A family spokesperson tells CBS 58, 6-year-old Lisa Gee did not survive. Her 4-year-old sister was gravely wounded, and their 10-year-old cousin was critically injured.

A Saturn Aura ran a red light, hit a second car, then struck the children near 22nd and Center, Thursday night.

"Right now, we're hoping for the best. Hoping for the best outcome, but it doesn't seem good right now for neither," said Shanterika Rayford, mother and aunt of the victims.

Alderman Russell Stamper released a statement Friday saying he's "saddened and disgusted" by the disregard shown by the hit-and-run driver, adding that this tragedy is "every parent's nightmare."

Stamper also says he plans to introduce legislation to further crackdown on reckless drivers.

The children were hit in Stamper's north side district.

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Posted: 11:05 a.m. on October 25, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One child was killed and two others were seriously hurt after a hit-and-run crash on Thursday, Oct. 24 near 22nd and Center. Milwaukee police are searching for the driver responsible, and an anonymous donor has offered a $1,000 reward fo information leading to an arrest. 

Police say a car traveling eastbound on Center Street ran a red light, and caused a multiple-vehicle accident around 5:30 p.m. Family said the three were crossing the street, on their way home from the park when they were struck. 

Shanterika Rayford lost her 6-year-old niece, Lisa Gee, in the crash. Her 4-year-old niece, and her 10-year-old son, were both seriously hurt.

Hit-and-run crash near 22nd and Center in Milwaukee

"It's heartbreaking because it could have been my last time seeing them like honestly. I'm not in a good mood right now from it. I'm trying to stay strong. Me breaking down ain't going to make this no better. I'm really just out of words right now," said Shanterika Rayford, mother and aunt of victims.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a gray, 2007-2009 Saturn Aura with tinted windows and front end damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.

Meantime, a GoFundMe has been set up for the victims. If you'd like to donate, CLICK HERE

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John 21 days ago
My thoughts and prayers for the family.Narrowing streets make no sense at all.On Silver Spring the bike lane has turned into a passing lane.Would like to see a unused Police car parked there (with camera?)or speed bumps to stop that problem.Also kids used to stay in school for drivers ed. so they could get a license.That was a good for both reasons.
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