Colorado Springs police are investigating an alleged hit-and-run incident where a car allegedly purposely drove into group of gathered teens near Doherty High School Wednesday. That driver is now facing felony charges of second degree assault. His name hasn't been released because he's only 16-years-old.
The accident happened near Austin Bluffs and Barnes, near Doherty High School around 3 p.m.
Teenagers at the scene tell 11 News there was a crowd gathered in the parking lot of the Dollar Atore for an apparently "planned fight" that was supposed to happen after school. Witnesses say there was an argument going on between the group of people and a car parked nearby. "The car just took off and went straight thru the middle of the group and hit like 9 people," says Garrett Peyton, a Doherty High senior.
No one was seriously injured, but police say several went to the hospital as a precaution. The vehicle was found by police down the street at the Diamond Shamrock at Oro Blanco Drive and Barnes Road.
A large crowd of teens remained gathered at the scene for hours after the incident.
District 11 officials say since it was not on school property, they will not be involved in the investigation, but they can confirm Doherty High School students were involved in the incident.