UPDATE: Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Police say a third child has died after a carjacked SUV plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a third child has died after a carjacked SUV plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner.

Police say the victims were 7- and 10-year-old brothers and their 15-year-old sister.

Their mother is in critical condition.

The two men who carjacked the SUV on Friday morning remain at large.

Homicide Capt. James Clark says the children and adults were selling the fruit to raise money for their church.


Previous story:

Police say a vehicle that had been carjacked plowed into a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia, killing two children and critically injuring three other people.

Homicide Capt. James Clark says a woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the Tioga section of north Philadelphia on Friday morning by two men who drove off with her in the back seat.

Clark said "something obviously went horribly wrong" and the vehicle went out of control and struck a group of five adults and children on the corner around 11:15 a.m.

Two of the children were killed. Clark said an adult and two other children were taken to hospitals in critical condition. The two men fled the scene and are being sought.


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