GASTONIA, N.C. — Two people were hit by a car in Gastonia on Thursday night., according to Gaston County officials.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. in the 300 block of East Franklin Boulevard.

A police sergeant told NBC Charlotte one victim was in critical condition; the other had minor injuries.

The area was shut down; officers were directing traffic around the scene.

WCNC will update this as more information becomes available.

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