Car Plows Into Crowd on Venice Beach Boardwalk

Witnesses say it appeared that the driver was deliberately trying to hit people.
2:18 | 08/04/13

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terrifying scene in venice beach, california. The warm summer evening shattered by a driver who plowed right into the crowd. Witnesses say it appears the driver did it all deliberately aiming to plow into as many people as possible. Abc's brandi hitt is along that iconic boardwalk with the latest. Brandi? Reporter: Good morning, bianna. This boardwalk is still an active deadly crime scene. You can see the debris remains in the road behind me as officers now interview a man they call a person of interest in this case. Witnesses describe the driver swerving in and out of this crowd trying to hit as many people as possible. A horrific scene overnight. This car speeding down the boardwalk on venice beach and slamming into a group of pedestrians. This morning, eyewitnesses say it was all intentional. I saw him. He was looking for blood. That guy's intention was to kill people. Reporter: They say he fled the scene and hours later turned himself in after running down at least 12 people killing one. Thousands of people come here to enjoy the beach and walk and bike and walk their dogs. It's horrendous. Reporter: World famous for its ocean views and fun atmosphere it was packed saturday evening but all came to a screeching halt by this blue dodge avenger captured in these surveillance images by cameras at snapchat's beachfront offices. Look here. You can see beachgoers fleeing the path of the oncoming dodge. He just drove and took that left turn down the center of the boa boardwalk and bodies were scattered and flying in the air and people were screaming and it was absolute mayhem. Reporter: Watch again on this surveillance video as he swerves seemingly aiming for the tightly packed crowd smashing into gift stands and cathering clothes across the crime scene. The boardwalk was packed with people and sped up and looked like purposely was swerving back and forth to run over as many people as he could. Reporter: Eyewitnesses helped the injured until fire crews and paramedics arrived. Police are questioning the man in custody and have no the determined a motive. So far no charges have been filed in this case. One of the victims remains in critical condition and two are in serious condition, dan.

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