Authorities are searching for a gunman after a 7-year-old girl was shot dead in a Walmart parking lot in Houston Sunday as the girl sat in her auto with her mother and three other children.
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.
Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting outside of a Walmart in Houston, Texas, that left an 8-year-old girl dead, December 30, 2018. "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.
"I urge you, whoever did this, you know who are, please turn yourself in now", Razo said. The suspect, who authorities are describing as a white male in his 40s, fled the scene in a red truck.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on Twitter and Facebook that the girl who died was 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
An arrest hadn't been made as of late Sunday afternoon.
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Sheriff's Maj. Jesse Razo said the teenagers who were in the vehicle are "shaken" and "devastated".
The suspect, who is still at large, "is considered armed and risky", Razo told reporters.
It also wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting Sunday morning. "Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you and we will find you".
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.
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