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Teenager taken to hospital after hit-and-run near park, police say
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Teenager taken to hospital after hit-and-run near park, police say

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GARY — A 15-year-old pedestrian was taken to a Chicago hospital Sunday afternoon after he was injured in a hit-and-run near Buffington Park, police said.

Gary police were dispatched about 3:45 p.m. to the area of East Seventh Avenue and Delaware Street for a report that someone had been run over by a car, an official said.

Police arrived and learned a driver in a red 2005 Ford Crown Victoria hit the boy and fled the scene on foot, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

Ride along with Officer Jimmy Weller as he patrols the region's border of Lake Michigan as part of the Lake County Sheriff's Marine Unit. Video by Connor Burge. 

The boy was taken to a local hospital and later transported to Comer Children's Hospital for treatment, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Ryan Martens at 219-881-7485. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.

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