Child, 5, in critical condition from hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee's north side
WTMJ News Team
Keller Russell reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE- The community gathered around Robert Torres' family Monday night.
At the same time, police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who left him to die.
Five-year-old Robert Torres is still in critical condition Monday night. His family released a photo of him -- but his injuries are so severe, TODAY'S TMJ4 chose not to use it.
The family remains hopeful, but are pleading for help.
Hand in hand with friends and family, Roneeka Broom tearfully begs for information. Any piece that might help police find the driver who hit her five-year-old son Robert Torres, and never stopped.
"Shame on you," proclaimed Broom. "At some point you're going to have to be dealt with what you did to my son."
The child's grandmother Betty Broom is furious with that driver. "To hit him and just leave him laying in the street like that like a piece of old dirty rag or something."
It happened on N. Teutonia Ave. and W. Ruby Ave. Saturday night. The neighborhood came together Monday to pray for Robert's recovery.
He's still fighting for his life at Children's Hospital.
"Its a matter of 72 hours they have to wait and see if any, how much brain damage, damage is done to his liver and his kidneys," said Robert's aunt Vera Battle.
Robert's family is hopeful, but they also want justice for the person who hit him and say you can help.
"If they know anything about the person that did this, if they can anyway help out, please come forward and help me find the person who did this to my son," said Roneeka Broom.
Police are looking for a four door, tan vehicle, possibly an Oldsmobile. They say it would likely have damage to it's front end and windshield.
According to the Peace for Change Alliance, they will have a "safety event" this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Teutonia and Glendale. The event will "be teaching the youth on how to cross the street."