We have a truly sad and horrific story out of Dallas today as police continue to search for a car that struck and killed a 6-year-old boy earlier this week and then drove away.

According to news reports, police have so far only identified the suspect's car as a black four-door hatchback. If you guys can offer any guidance as to what make and model it is, I think the authorities could certainly use the help.


NBC DFW reports that around 7:30 p.m. local time Thursday, first-grader John Paul Raidy and his mother and sister were crossing the street at North Carrier Parkway and Holiday Hills Drive. That's when police say the black hatchback ran a light that had been red for about 14 seconds.

John Paul landed on the hood of the car and was carried about 100 yards before he landed on the pavement, the TV station reported. He was then taken by ambulance to Arlington Memorial Hospital where he died. The driver of the hatchback sped off and remains at large.

Maybe we can help with that. The footage and photos are extremely grainy, but hopefully someone out there can get a positive ID on it. The TV station notes that it probably has front end damage, so if anyone in the Dallas or Fort Worth area has had eyes on it, they should call police.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the Grand Prairie Police Department Traffic Division at (972) 237-8790, the TV station said. Let's hope an arrest is coming soon.


Photos credit NBC DFW, Grand Prairie Reporter

Thanks for the tips, everyone.

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