7-Year-Old Girl Dies In Houston Walmart Shooting

01 January, 2019, 12:14 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • An image taken from surveillance video of a pickup whose driver according to authorities fired several shots into a car carrying a family near Houston killing a 7-year-old girl

Authorities are searching for a gunman after a 7-year-old girl was shot dead in Houston on Sunday as the girl sat in her auto with her mother and three other children.

Jesse Raz, a man in a red pickup truck pulled up next to a auto carrying a woman and four girls in a Walmart parking lot and opened fire, killing a 7-year-old girl. Deputies say a 7-year-old girl and the woman were shot. "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.

Three other girls were in the auto at the time of the shooting, according to the AP.

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 shooter is described as a white male with a beard in his 40s, driving a red pickup truck.

Thirty-year-old LaPorsha Washington told KTRK-TV from her hospital bed Monday that the man driving a red pickup sped up after firing into her vehicle, only to pull in front and slow down before firing again.

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Harris County sheriff's Lt. Christopher Sandoval told reporters Monday that the image of the red, four-door pickup was captured shortly before the shooting occurred Sunday morning. 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 auto are "shaken" and "devastated".

"We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice", police spokesman Jesse Razo said, Local12 reported.

He urged the suspect to surrender. We will locate you, we will find you, ' he added.

Heartbreaking news surfaced as reports of a 7-year-old girl being shot to death in a Walmart parking lot surfaced.



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