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Friends mourn child hit and killed by car in SW Atlanta

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Friends of a 3-year-old boy struck and killed by a car Friday night stopped by the scene of the accident throughout the day Saturday to remember the child.

Police identified the boy as Daouda Mangassou. The incident happened outside the Atlanta Meat and Fish Market off Campbellton Road on Friday evening. The child's parents own the restaurant.

Witnesses told CBS Atlanta News the driver was backing out of a parking space when he hit the boy who was riding his bike in the parking lot.

"The driver was thinking he was inside, and the boy was moving out," said Haji Magnera, who stopped by the restaurant with his four children who were friends with Mangassou. "The driver, he didn't see him. He feels terrible."

Magnera said the driver is a friend of the family and is devastated by the boy's death. Police have not yet released his name.

Darnita Boyd and a friend also stopped by. She said she ate at the restaurant almost every day, and Mangassou loved to play with her dog, Isis. 

"He showed me love," said Boyd. "Every time we came, he'd say 'hi,' and open the door for me. He showed me a lot of love, so I definitely wanted to show some love and respect for him as well. He will be truly missed."

No charges have been filed at this time, and police said the incident remains under investigation.

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