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Out for Blood': 1 Dead, 11 Injured After Car Plows Through LA Boardwalk 'With Intent' (UPDATE)

"people screaming, running...I saw somebody flying up in the air."

Security footage from @Snapchat shows people running as driver crashes into crowd in Venice Beach CA (Credit: Twitter/NewsBreaker)

One person is dead, KNBC-TV reports, and 11 others are injured after a driver of a car—reportedly "out for blood"—plowed into people walking along a crowded Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles Saturday.

Detectives have detained a possible suspect and a vehicle of interest, Lt. Andrew Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department told KNBC.

In this image take from a security camera, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (Credit: AP)

In this image take from a security camera, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (Credit: AP)

Witnesses said the car, a dark-colored sedan, had “moved purposefully along the boardwalk,” striking pedestrians, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the fire department, the New York Times reports. KTLA-TV adds Humphrey describing the vehicle traveling as fast as 20 m.p.h. along the boardwalk.

KCAL-TV reports witness saying the driver hit the pedestrians on purpose:

(Credit: Twitter)

"You could see just this mass of people trying to get out of the way," Daniel Regidor, who had been out for a run and was about a half mile away when the crash occurred, told the Los Angeles Times.

Regidor described "people screaming, running...It was horrible," adding that "I saw somebody flying up in the air." When Regidor got to the scene, he said "there were a bunch of people on the ground, bloodied...Some looked pretty mangled, head injuries, just a lot of blood."

Police recovered the vehicle, which was still on the scene, CNN reports, adding that the driver fled on foot.

But according to KABC-TV, the car has not been located, said LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith. It is described as a dark-colored Dodge Charger or Avenger. The driver is described as a white male in his mid 20s with sandy blonde hair, KABC added.

Twelve injured had been counted so far, with two of them in serious condition and two of them in critical condition, Humphrey said. He had no details on the identities of the victims or their injuries.

The aftermath and injured (Credit: Twitter/Maarten Smitskamp)

Police and fire officials respond at the scene where a car drove through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (Credit: AP)

Officers at the LAPD's Pacific Station would give no information on the incident.

The famed Venice boardwalk is a cultural hub in a part of Los Angeles known for its eccentricities. It is home to galleries, restaurants, tattoo shops, skateboard parks and the famous outdoor weight room known as Muscle Beach.

Here's a report from KTLA featuring a phone interview with Brian Humphrey of the fire department:

This is a breaking news story. Updates will be added.

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