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Halloween party in Long Beach ends with 6 injured in hit and run

At least six people were struck by a hit-and-run driver at the end of a Halloween party in Long Beach early Sunday morning, police said.

A crowd of revelers were standing outside a house in the 1300 block of Orange Avenue at around 2:45 a.m. when the driver of a blue sedan drove into the crowd, said Allison Gallagher, chief information officer for the department. Long Beach Police.

Ambulances responded and transported five adults and a youth to local hospitals, she said.

“A preliminary investigation indicates that the incident began as an incident of domestic violence between an adult man and an adult woman,” said Gallagher. “It escalated when the adult suspect drove a blue sedan down the sidewalk, hitting several people before fleeing the scene.”

The suspect, who has not been identified, was last seen driving northbound on Orange Avenue, Gallagher said. The investigation is ongoing.

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