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Iqaluit boy victim of hit and run

Iqaluit RCMP is on the lookout for a dark-coloured pick-up truck and its driver which struck a five-year-old boy Nov. 18.

The boy was playing hockey in a parking lot in a 500-block apartment building at about 7 p.m. when he slipped and was subsequently hit by the truck.

The truck left the area and headed toward Apex without stopping to help, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release.

"The boy sustained non-life threatening injuries," he said.

RCMP described the truck as possibly containing two boxes in the bed, and had the words 4X4 written on the back.

"The vehicle was being driven, possibly by an older gentleman, wearing a black hat and a blue jacket," stated Coman.

Iqaluit RCMP are asking anyone with information, including the driver, to come forward.

"Roadways and parking lots in Iqaluit are very dynamic environments with situations and circumstances that can change quickly," said Coman.

"Drivers should make themselves aware of children playing in these areas and to proceed safely."