- Associated Press - Sunday, December 30, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) – A man in a pickup truck pulled up next to a car carrying a woman and four girls that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot and opened fire, killing a 7-year-old inside the car and wounding the woman, authorities said Sunday.

The red pickup fled the scene. The car also sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, according to Harris County sheriff’s Maj. Jesse Razo.

The 7-year-old was the daughter of the woman who was wounded. 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.

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.

It also wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the shooting Sunday morning. Razo said the other girls inside the car were “shaken” and “devastated.”



An arrest hadn’t been made as of late Sunday afternoon.

“We’re going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice,” Razo told reporters at the scene. “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.”

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