Roanoke Police investigating a hit-and-run incident at Valley View Mall

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Roanoke Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident near Valley View Mall that occurred Saturday, Dec. 2 at approximately 1:17 p.m.

According to a release from the Roanoke Police Department, officers were in the area of Valley View Mall when they attempted to stop a vehicle during a traffic stop.

The driver, who was described as a black male struck an occupied vehicle and a pedestrian in the mall's parking lot as he tried to flee the area, according to the release.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital for treatment.

This incident remains under investigation.