Texas officials have image of pickup involved in shooting that killed girl

Texas officials have image of pickup involved in shooting that killed girl

Authorities say a man fired into a vehicle with a mother and four girls inside, striking and killing a 7-year-old girl on Sunday morning.

Jazmine Barnes, her mother and three siblings were driving near the store in northeastern Harris County close to 7 a.m. on Sunday when a man pulled next to them in a red or maroon four-door pickup truck and fired several shots, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

Sheriff's Maj. Jesse Razo said the other girls who were inside the vehicle when the shooting happened were "shaken" and "devastated".

Investigators say they have an image from surveillance video of a pickup whose driver fired several shots into a vehicle carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.

The suspect was wearing a red hoodie and fled in a red truck, Gonzalez said. "She's not talking.' I turned around and my 7-year-old was shot in the head", Washington said, according to KTRK.

LaPorsha Washington, 30, spoke from her bedside as she grieved the loss of her 7-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes.


An arrest hadn't been made as of late Sunday afternoon. We will locate you, we will find you, ' he added. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.

The sheriff's office is asking locals in the area around Wallisville Road near the E. Sam Houston Parkway, near the Walmart, to check surveillance video to try an identify the suspect.

Sheriff's Maj. Jesse Razo released a statement, which read, "We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice".

Jazmine died at the scene, her mother suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and her 6-year-old sister was injured by shattered glass.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward.

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