Kamloops Mounties say they have found the vehicle connected with the hit and run of a 13-year-old boy downtown at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
“The investigation is ongoing and no further details can be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said.
The teenager was carrying a skateboard and attempting to cross in the crosswalk at Seymour Street and Eighth Avenue when he was struck by a black, newer-model Buick Encore, which may or may not have damage to its front left quarter panel. The driver continued east on the one-way Seymour Street.
Surveillance video from the nail salon Pink with Envy, located at that intersection, shows the boy appear to step onto a skateboard from the north side of the street and begin travelling southbound in the crosswalk before being struck by a black vehicle that continues on through the crosswalk.
The video then shows the boy stand up and limp to the south side of the street.
After the incident, police released a photo of the vehicle (above) and appealed for information from the public.