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October 22, 2014

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Driver hits child on bike, draws gunfire from onlooker

Incident

A concerned neighbor fired multiple rounds at an erratic driver who struck a 12-year-old boy riding a bike late Friday, according to Metro Police.

The commotion took place around 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Joyful Street, near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road.

The driver hit the boy, started to drive off and then turned around, said Lt. Roger Price.

At that point, a neighbor who feared for the safety of the injured boy and other neighborhood children fired multiple gunshots, but did not strike anyone, Price said.

The child sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to University Medical Center, Price said.

Price said the driver had been detained but he did not know about the armed neighbor.

Metro is investigating the incident, he said.

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