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10 year old child struck, killed by Police cruiser responding to call in Gloucester County, NJ

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10 year old child struck, killed by Police cruiser responding to call in Gloucester County, NJ Gloucester County (US County)Police (Film Genre)New Jersey (US State)United States Of America (Country)Police Brutality (Literature Subject) (NBC10) A 10-year-old boy who was walking to a friend's home for a sleepover was struck and killed by a police cruiser Sunday night in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The child's family told NBC10 the boy was walking with two of his friends on Delsea Drive and Paul Street. The boy was crossing the street to attend a sleepover when he was suddenly struck by a Franklin Township Police cruiser passing by. Police told NBC10 the officer was responding to a call. The boy later died from his injuries. The boy's two friends were not hurt and are currently being interviewed by detectives. Family members and a witness claimed the police cruiser was traveling fast and did not have on any lights or a siren at the time of the accident. Investigators have not yet confirmed this however. •Video4 People Found Dead Inside Texas Home The police officer was taken to Kennedy Hospital though officials have not yet revealed whether he was injured. "The matter is currently under investigation," said Gloucester County Chief of Detectives John Porter. "We offer our deepest condolences to the family of that child."