COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Columbia Police Department is investigating, after one of their K9 officers struck a child with his department vehicle pedestrian hit 4Wednesday night.

The incident occurred around 7:41 p.m. at a special event for the police department at Stephen’s Lake Park. After the event, as the officer was leaving te park, his vehicle struck the eight year old male.

The child was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.