Police say two teenage girls injured in a hit and run outside of Chief Sealth High School in Seattle Wednesday morning were targeted by the driver.
Police said a woman in her thirties in a black Honda intentionally hit the students, ages 17 and 18, just after 10 a.m. in the 2600 block of SW Thistle, across the street from the school.
According to a witness, the two teens were walking down the street when a pit bull ran up to one of the girls. One of them hit the dog because she got scared. That's when the owner of the pitbull ran over and hit the girl with her hand.
When the girls walked away, the owner of the dog went back to her house and got into her car. The witness said the woman rolled her car near the girls, stopped and then hit the gas, barrelling right into the two teens.
"The car came in out of nowhere," said Terry Thomas, witness. "I jumped out of the way because I thought I was about to get hit. Next thing I know, (I heard) boom, boom. I saw my friends go flying in the air and the car just took off and kept going."
Neighbors said a nurse who lives nearby rushed to help the girls, who suffered minor injuries. The 17-year-old has a possible fracture in her right leg, while the 18-year-old has head and upper body injuries. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center for their injuries.
A student who claimed to be the victims' friend said the girls and the driver have had a run-in before, but never thought it would amount to this.
Police were still looking for the driver. They said she was driving a black Honda sedan. Officers spotted a car matching that descripion near the scene and pulled it over, but witnesses confirmed the driver was not the suspect.
Police and highway patrol officers are searching the area. If you spot the vehicle or have information about the driver, call police.
KING 5's Zahid Arab, Travis Pittman and Liza Javier contributed to this report.