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Toddler hit by car at Sharpsburg apartment complex

A 1-year-old child was hospitalized Sunday after being hit by a car backing out of a parking spot at Pine Grove Apartments, off East Main Street, Saturday evening, Sharpsburg Police Chief B.C. Bissette said.

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SHARPSBURG, N.C. — A 1-year-old child was injured Sunday after being hit by a car backing out of a parking spot at an apartment complex Saturday evening, Sharpsburg Police Chief B.C. Bissette said.

Moses Blount told police that he was backing out a parking spot in Pine Grove Apartments, off East Main Street, when he saw several people yelling and running towards him, Bissette said. When he got of his car, Blount told police, he found that he had accidentally run over the child.

Officers found a large crowd had gathered in the parking lot when they arrived at 6:30 p.m. Bissette said a resident of the apartment complex assaulted Blount.

The child, whose name was withheld, was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. The child was released from the hospital on Sunday after receiving five stitches to his left ear.

The case remains under investigation. Bissette said that investigators will consult with the District Attorney's Office before filing any charges.

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