7-year-old killed in drive-by near Houston-area Walmart identified

01 January, 2019, 17:11 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • 7-year-old Houston girl shot dead while in car with her mom

"My daughter was 7 years old, loving, caring, very passionate with people, very sweet, just an innocent young girl", Cevilla said.

The sheriff said he had never met the 7-year-old but noticed her "million-dollar smile" in photographs.

The mother was shot in the arm and taken to Ben Taub Hospital.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on Twitter and Facebook that the girl who died was 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.

The suspect was wearing a red hoodie and fled in a red truck, Gonzalez said.

Jazmine was pronounced dead at the scene, while her mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, was rushed to a nearby hospital for gunshot wounds. "They are shaken. Devastated", Razo said of the girls who survived the shooting. One, 6, was injured by shattered glass, and the two others were uninjured, KHOU reported.

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Jazmine Barnes was killed when the unknown suspect pulled up next to her mother's auto at about 7 a.m. and began shooting into the vehicle for an unknown reason, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted. Investigators describe him as a white male in his 40s with a beard and driving a red pickup truck. A total of 5 occupants in the auto witnessed this innocent child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes.

Razo says the other girls inside the vehicle are "shaken" and "devastated".

"And I urge you, whoever did this, you know who you are, please turn yourself in now because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you", he said.

Authorities say a motive for the shooting is not clear.

Authorities were working to determine whether the shooting was random or targeted, and they are searching for the shooter. Jazmine's great-uncle said to ABC13 that wants locals to come forward.

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