A 2-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle in the 3100 block of N. Claiborne Avenue at around 5:15 p.m., Sunday, and later died from his injuries at the hospital, according to a New Orleans Police Department report.
The toddler apparently ran into the street, police said.
The driver of the vehicle stopped, exited the vehicle and observed the child, then got back into the vehicle and fled the scene, police reported.
The vehicle is described as an older model 2-door, white Chevrolet, police said.
Any witnesses who might have information in connection with this incident are asked to contact fatality Investigator Edgar Edwards at 658-6209, or Crimestoppers.