Child taken to the hospital after hit by Gaston County police car

A child has been taken to the hospital for minor injuries after being struck by a Gaston County police vehicle Wednesday morning, police said. 

The incident happened in a parking lot just off Hudson Blvd. inside the City limits of Gastonia. 

The vehicle involved was a marked Gaston County police patrol unit, police said. The child was transported to the hospital with a leg injury. 

The Gastonia Police Department is investigating this incident.