Police say a driver in a silver vehicle, possibly a Mercury Milan, crashed into the group of pedestrians at around 8:00 p.m. local time. The victims in the group include a 2-year-old girl, 2-year-old boy, 17-year-old boy, 20-year-old man, and a 28-year-old man. A 21-year-old woman also walked with the group but did not get hit.
The five victims were hospitalized with varying injuries. The 2-year-old boy received treatment at Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. The other four victims sustained minor injuries.
According to WBTV, the driver did not stop after striking the group of pedestrians. Police are still searching for the driver and are asking for help from anyone with information.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).