Gunman fires on vehicle full of girls in Houston, killing child

Gunman fires on vehicle full of girls in Houston, killing child

"They sped off in front of us and the truck slowed down and continued to fire as he was in front of us. She's not talking.' I turned around and my 7-year-old was shot in the head", she recalled.

Investigators said they don't know what led to the shooting.

Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston.

"You should have a heart and step forward and say you did this to this baby because she did not deserve what you did to her".

Investigators say the driver of the pickup, described as a man in his 40s, fired into the auto, striking Jazmine and wounding her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington. Washington, 30, and Jazmine Barnes, 7, were struck, officials said. A man driving a red pickup truck pulled up next to Washington's auto and started shooting into her vehicle and then sped away.

"It's our belief that it was totally unprovoked, whatever it was, and we're leaving no stone unturned".

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The sheriff said authorities don't have information that the gunman yelled anything to the victims during the shooting.

"The family should be celebrating and spending time together anticipating the new year and instead they're making plans to bury this innocent, precious child", Gonzalez said. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season". Another girl was injured by shattered glass, and two sisters were unharmed.

The Sheldon Independent School District identified the girl as a second-grader at the nearby Monahan Elementary School.

He urged the suspect to surrender.

"My hope is that every passing moment that his conscience is eating away at him ... and I hope it's that case forever", he said. If you know anything please contact us asap.

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