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Possible car in hit-skip in custody

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Police may have the car that was involved in a hit-skip that injured five people attending a vigil for a man killed in a hit-skip.

Police impounded a white Pontiac Sunfire Friday night close to midnight just hours after a white vehicle, described by most witnesses as a Sunfire, struck two vehicles then five men walking across Hylda Street.

A police officer on scene as the Sunfire was taken into custody confirmed the connection between the vehicle and the hit-skip police are describing as an assault.

The Sunfire in custody has obvious front passenger-side damage with blue paint marks running down the side, a missing passenger side mirror and major damage to the windshield.

One of the vehicles struck by the vehicle in the hit-skip was a blue Nissan Altima.

The car with an Ohio license plate was found at Brandywine Apartments on Canfield Road.

Police were speaking to several people at the apartment complex, including the owner of the car, but no suspects have been named.

Witnesses to the hit-skip said the vehicle that struck the men had four occupants.

At 6:30 Friday, 21 News reporter Jennifer Baligush was interviewing the family of Robby Brown, the 23-year-old who was killed in the same area by a hit and run vehicle just days ago, when a car came up the street at full speed and hit five people who were crossing to attend the vigil.

The five men are Tyler Austin, 19, Campbell; Hector Tejda, 19, Youngstown; Ricardo Reyes, 19, Campbell; Chester Mitchell, 19, Youngstown; and Felix Rodriguez, 21, Youngstown.

Austin, the most severely injured of the five, was bleeding from the head and unresponsive when police arrived.

Several of the other men suffered possible broken legs.

Rodriguez told police the vehicle did not have lights on.

In the video taken by 21 News, you can hear what happened as the interview with Robby's father was taking place.

The victim that was most critically injured is undergoing surgery. No word on the condition of any of the five men at the time of this report.

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