A car has plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a bible study was taking place, leaving one person dead and eight injured.

The red sedan created a gaping hole in the house in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood on Wednesday night and was almost entirely inside when it stopped. Police say the female driver ran from the scene and police are looking for her.

City Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the injured victims were seven women and one man, and five of them were seriously hurt.

Police Capt. Leland Sands told KTTV-TV that one of the victims died. He said all of them were elderly and were holding a group bible study when the car hit the house.