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Grandmother killed, child among 4 injured after driver evading police goes on rampage in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn – WABC-TV

BED-STUY, Brooklyn (WABC) — A grandmother was killed and an 8-year-old child is among four injured after a driver evading police went on a rampage in Brooklyn.

It happened just before 7:15 p.m. Saturday on 163 Ralph Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Police say officers attempted to stop a car that had mismatched plates. As officers approached, the driver hit the gas and then sped off and went north on Ralph Avenue.

A grandmother who was crossing the street was killed, and an 8-year-old child is in critical condition at the hospital after being struck. A bicyclist and two other pedestrians were also struck.

Two passengers from the car fled the scene. One person is currently in custody – it is unclear if that person is the driver

“We’re asking our lawmakers to do a real analysis of the repeated crimes that the same people are taking. And we’re asking our prosecutors to prosecute the Yorkers don’t deserve this. We lost a grandmother tonight. We lost one of my neighbors. We lost a family member in my community. We have a child that’s hanging on for his life,” said Mayor Eric Adams.

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Police are combing through surveillance video to search for the second suspect.

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