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Hit and run critically injures child in Baltimore

A young boy is in critical condition Wednesday night after being hit by a dirt bike in Brooklyn, police said.

Around 6:30 p.m., the 6-year-old was standing in a field along the 4200 block of 10th St. when he was struck, according to a statement from Detective Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department.

The driver stopped briefly after hitting the boy but then fled, he said.

The bike was red and black and had a two-digit number on the side, Silbert said. The driver was described to police as a black man in his early 20s, who was wearing a sky blue shirt and had braided hair, he said.

The boy is being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and detectives are investigating the incident, Silbert said.

Anyone with information about the crash should police at 410-396-2606.

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