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Hit-and-run rampage in Brooklyn leaves a grandma dead, grandson critically injured

The speeding driver struck a cyclist and two pedestrians, a grandmother and her grandson, leaving one dead

Escena del crimen en Brooklyn
Escena del crimen en Brooklyn | Allison Peltzman

June 27, 2022 5:33pm

Updated: June 28, 2022 7:44am

Police are looking for two suspects responsible for a hit-and-run rampage in Brooklyn that killed a grandma, critically injured her eight-year-old grandson, and hit a cyclist and a pedestrian.

A Honda HRV with mismatched license plates was approached by police in Bed-Stuy at around 7:10 p.m. on Saturday. According to the police, the driver and passenger were smoking marijuana when they suddenly took off at full speed.

The speeding driver struck a cyclist, 28, and two pedestrians, a grandmother and her grandson, on Ralph Avenue, leaving one dead. 

The driver continued down the street, where it ran a red light and hit another car before running into another man, 43. Fortunately, the victim was able to move after and has non-life-threatening injuries. 

The driver jumped out of the car after the crash and started running as witnesses chased after him. 

The casualty in the incident, Lynn Christopher, 67, was walking back home with her 8-year-old grandson and his older sister when they were hit by the car.

The 18-year-old sister was walking a few steps ahead of them when the car hit them and was not injured. Christopher was pronounced dead on location. Her grandson remains in critical condition at the hospital. 

"They went to Downtown Brooklyn, just to hang out with their grandma - their favorite person on the planet," said Lesley Christopher, the victim's daughter.

The police are still investigating the incident. The suspect remains on the loose as of Monday. 

"I really hope they find the person responsible for plowing into five people and injuring some, and killing my mom and hurting my nephew because nobody deserves that. And for them to just hit them and just run? It's cowardly. It makes no sense," added Lesley, "And my mom just believed in the goodness of people and for this to happen to her doesn't make any sense at all."