HPD searching for driver who fled after hitting girl outside gender reveal party in SE Houston

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Sunday, June 27, 2021
Driver on the loose after hitting girl in SE Houston
The young girl was rushed to hospital in stable condition. Authorities said she is expected to survive.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Police are looking for the driver on the loose after hitting a 4-year-old girl Saturday night in southeast Houston.

It happened around 8:10 p.m. on Japonica Street near the Gulf Freeway and Griggs Road.

Police said the girl who was struck was playing in front of a home during a gender reveal party.

The victim, identified as Evelyn Gonzalez by family members, was rushed to a hospital where she was stable and was expected to recover.

The vehicle involved was a white sedan and was caught on video by people at the home.

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