GREENVILLE, N.C. — A child riding a bike was struck by a car, and authorities in North Carolina say the driver left the scene and fired a gun into the air.

Lt. Kip Gaskins with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office told local media outlets that the woman drove her vehicle through a homeowner’s yard, then hit the 8-year-old, causing her to fall off the bike and hurt her back.

Gaskins said the woman then drove around the corner and fired the shots.

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Precious Applewhite on Thursday and charged her with leaving the scene of an accident while inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon and injury to personal property.

Applewhite’s case was turned over to the public defender’s office on Friday, but an attorney hadn’t been assigned.

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