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Delta police seek hit and run driver

06/16/2012 09:01 EDT | Updated 08/16/2012 05:12 EDT

Police in Delta, B.C., are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver involved in a pedestrian hit and run early Saturday morning.

Police say a young woman was hit while walking with a group of friends in the area of 80th Avenue and 116th Street at about 1:30 a.m. PT.

The victim was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, where she remains in serious but stable condition.

Police later located the car — described by witnesses as a dark metallic blue 2009 Mazda 3 — and after a chase, rammed it with one of their own vehicles, but the driver refused to stop. The car was last seen driving east on 100th Avenue.

Const. Ciaran Feenan says investigators are trying to figure out if the victim was targeted.

"At this point in the investigation, we have been speaking to witnesses. We are working on whether or not that is what occurred here, and that will become more clear as the investigation continues."

Feenan wouldn't say if the victim and suspect know each other.

The car sustained significant damage to its windshield, left front and rear fenders and right front passenger area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delta Police Department at -604-946-4411 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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