The sheriff's office released a photo of the pickup truck believed to be involved in the shooting taken from a surveillance video taken before the incident. He intentionally killed my child for no reason.
"Please keep this family in your prayers".
Police in Texas are seeking a white man who pulled alongside a black family's auto and opened fire, fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl.
The unidentified man pulled his red pickup truck beside a parked vehicle and began shooting, killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, The Associated Press reported Monday.
Authorities described the suspect as a bearded white man in his 40s, and he remains at large. "A total of 5 occupants in the auto witnessed this child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes".
LaPorsha Washington spoke from her hospital bed after she was injured and her 7-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes was fatally shot outside of a Houston Walmart. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted. The auto sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, authorities said.
The Sheldon Independent School District said Jazmine was a second-grader at Monahan Elementary and "will truly be missed by all students and staff". Jesse Razo said the survivors are "shaken and devastated". It's not clear if the other three girls, all under the age of 15, also are related to the woman, who was shot in the arm.
"We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice", Razo told reporters at the scene. Razo said the other girls inside the auto were "shaken" and "devastated". If you know anything please contact us asap.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward.