Statement from the victim's mother, Solea Kennedy:
“We are relieved that the person has stepped forward, and we are thankful we can begin the process of healing as a family and getting continuing care for Gabe. Thank you to the community and to all our friends and family who have been supportive. We are grateful for their prayers and their involvement.”
RENO, NV - Reno police say they have spoken to a driver apparently involved in a hit-and-run that critically hurt a man.
It happened near Center Creek Park at 7:22 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Double Diamond Parkway near Chantilly Way and Wilbur May Parkway.
Police say Gabriel Kennedy was skateboarding in a crosswalk near a park when he was hit and thrown into the air. They say he is in intensive care with a brain bleed, but is starting to show signs of responding to treatment.
The driver drove off without checking on Kennedy.
Police say the woman they were seeking called them Wednesday, May 21, and is cooperating. They say they are no longer looking for a driver or car. The woman hasn't been charged at this point. Police haven't revealed information about what she told them.
Police say they got many good tips from Secret Witness and from RPD social media.
Anyone having information relating to this crash is asked to contact the Reno Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team at 775-745-3735, or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or you can text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.