CHANDLER, Ariz. — CHANDLER, Ariz. — Chandler Police are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a man and left his son in critical condition Monday night.
Police say a dark-colored SUV hit Mohammad Misbah Uddin and his 12-year-old son Abdullah near Alma School Road and Erie Street.
The boy died after he was taken to the hospital, police said.
Family members tell 12 News Uddin had only been in the United States for 10 days. His brother, who lives in Chandler, says Uddin put in immigration paperwork for his family about 14 years ago and says it recently was approved.
They said Uddin came to Arizona with his wife, son and daughter from Bangladesh.
“We’re all very, very heartbroken; we’re shattered,” said Uddin’s nephew, Irfan Uddin.
Uddin’s family said he and his son were walking to an evening prayer service at the Islamic Center of the East Village when they were struck. They said his son was set to start sixth grade at Paragon Science Academy later this week.
Police said the suspect vehicle—a dark-colored 2012 to 2016 Dodge Durango— went northbound after the crash and should have heavy front-end damage.
If you see the vehicle or know anything about the incident, call Chandler Police at 480-782-4130.