Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three siblings, a 7-year-old boy, a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were killed after a stolen car plowed into a crowd in North Philadelphia Friday morning, police said.

The children's 34-year-old mother was also struck and is listed in extremely critical condition at Temple Hospital.

According to investigators, the incident began as a carjacking on the 600 block of Cumberland Street and ended at Germantown and West Allegheny Avenues near Temple University Hospital.

Authorities say a female was driving when she was carjacked and forced into the backseat of the vehicle. Authorities say the white Toyota SUV then ran a red light, jumped the curb and struck multiple people standing possibly at a fruit stand. Police say three children were killed.

The female victim of the carjacking was also injured in the crash and is listed in critical but stable condition.

After striking the pedestrians, investigators say two suspects, described as a black male and a Hispanic male both in white t-shirts, got out of the car and ran away.

A $60,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says, "Bottom line, we will use all the resources we have at our disposal, that's the bottom line."

The incident is under investigation.


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