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Police: 15-year-old boy dies after man intentionally runs him over in Kansas City

This undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo courtesy the family shows Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein. The 15-year-old was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of the Somali Center of Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down the Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a case that's being investigated by federal authorities as a possible hate crime. (AP Photo)

This undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo courtesy the family shows Abdisamad Sheikh-Hussein. The 15-year-old was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in front of the Somali Center of Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down the Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree murder in a case that's being investigated by federal authorities as a possible hate crime. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Kansas City police say a 15-year-old boy whose legs were severed after an SUV driver intentionally hit him has died.

Sgt. Bill Mahoney told local news outlets the boy was struck Thursday evening as he was getting into a car outside of the Somali Center of Kansas City. He says another person was hit but has injuries that aren't life threatening.

Mahoney says the suspect tried to leave but the SUV was disabled in the crash. He says the man in his mid-30s fled on foot and was arrested. Officers say he had a machete and other unspecified weapons.

The boy was taken to an area hospital where he later died. His identity hasn't been released.

The man's identity hasn't been released. No charges have been reported.