Auburn police investigate intentional hit-and-run after one killed, one injured

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AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) -- A hit-and run driver left one man dead and another man injured early Wednesday morning in Auburn and investigators believe the driver plowed into those people on purpose.

The crash happened on Cleveland Avenue near High Street just before 2 a.m., according to the Auburn Police Department.

Police believe the driver tried to hit two people in front of Bob and Betty's One Sixty Club. One person was hit and sustained minor injuries.

While trying to leave the scene, investigators say the driver hit a third person, leaving them behind with serious injuries that, ultimately, killed them.

Homicide investigators spent the morning trying to piece together what led up to the violent incident.

Auburn residents described Bob and Betty's One Sixty Club as a family-owned bar, frequented by locals and not known for conflicts.

"It's a community bar," said resident Carl Young. "The bartenders they make food, they have pool tournaments twice a week. It's an older crowd like myself."

A bar manager told FOX40 they were shocked by the violence just feet away from their business.

Police have not named a suspect nor released a description of the car involved. The victims' names have not been reported.

Stay with FOX40 for updates. 

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