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One person killed, others injured after car hits pedestrians in New York

The police don’t believe that the crash is terrorism-related.

File photo.
File photo.
Image: Shutterstock/Bumble Dee

Updated at 3.30pm

POLICE SAY A man drove into a group of people in New York City and then fled, leaving one person dead and several others injured, one critically.

Police say the driver targeted the victims in Queens and fled after striking them around 4.45am today (that’s 9.45am Irish time). Police are still searching for the driver.

Authorities say the people were at a hookah bar, and two people got into a fight and stabbed each other. Police say the vehicle hit the crowd after the dispute.

Police say the person who was critically injured and four others in stable condition were taken to an area hospital. The two people involved in the initial stabbing dispute were in stable condition.

A search for the driver is ongoing.

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