Jazmine Barnes, 7, was reportedly riding in a auto with her mother and three sisters around 7:00 a.m. local time Sunday when the suspected gunman abruptly pulled up beside them in a pickup truck and began shooting.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on social media that Jazmine Barnes along with her mother 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, as well as three teenage girls were in a vehicle when the attack happened.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on Twitter and Facebook that 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes died Sunday in the Houston-area shooting and that her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was wounded but survived her injury.
Houston police have launched a massive manhunt after a seven-year-old girl was fatally shot in a Walmart parking lot. "I could never imagine the day of losing one of my own children let alone the youngest of my 8 in such a selfish and sensless way (sic)", says the page. Sheriff Razo told reporters that the two other sisters in the auto were unharmed but "shaken" from the attack.
"I urge you, whoever did this, you know who are, please turn yourself in", said Major Jesse Razo, of the Harris County sheriff's office.More news: Germany's Hanover airport resumes flights after man's tarmac invasion
The suspect was wearing a red hoodie and fled in a red pickup truck with no plates, officials said. A total of 5 occupants in the auto witnessed this innocent child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes.
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"They're devastated", Razo told reporters. If you know anything please contact us asap. "They lost their sister". He was described as being in his 40s and having a beard, Razo said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.