Houston girl, seven, is shot dead in Walmart parking lot

Jazmine Barnes was with her mother and three of her sisters

Jazmine Barnes was with her mother and three of her sisters

A man in a pickup truck pulled up next to a auto carrying a woman and four girls that was leaving a Houston-area Walmart parking lot and started shooting, killing a seven-year-old inside the vehicle and wounding the woman, authorities said Sunday.

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.

In addition to the girl and her mother, two teenagers and a younger girl were also in the auto, Gonzalez said. The two other sisters were unharmed. "He didn't even know who she was", she said.

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

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 auto, only to pull in front and slow down before firing again.

The 7-year-old girl's mother was shot, too, Gonzalez said.

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An arrest hadn't been made as of late Sunday afternoon. A total of 5 occupants in the vehicle witnessed this innocent child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes.

The suspect, who is still at large, "is considered armed and unsafe", Razo told reporters. A 7-year-old girl was killed instantly. Jesse Razo says the mother was also struck in the arm in the Sunday morning shooting.

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. If you know anything please contact us asap.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward.

The 7-year-old was killed instantly.

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