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October 17, 2017

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Police: Mom calling 911 for ailing baby hit by car

A woman who was intentionally hit by a car and injured Friday night had gone outside to call 911 after she found her baby was not breathing, Metro Police said.

The search for the driver and vehicle is ongoing.

After finding the baby unresponsive at her home in the 3300 block of East University Avenue, the mother went outside to get better cellphone reception and call for help, police said. That’s when she was intentionally hit by a dark-colored sedan, police said.

Officers were dispatched about 7:10 p.m. to the intersection of East University Avenue and South Pecos Road, where they found the victim.

The woman and baby were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where the infant was pronounced dead. The cause of death has yet been released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Metro at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymou​s, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or online at

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