7-Year-Old Girl Shot, Killed In Houston Drive-By

Authorities are asking for information on who may have been driving this truck

Authorities are asking for information on who may have been driving this truck

According to reports, the little girl was shot dead, and her mother was wounded this past Sunday morning by a gunman who fired on the family as they attempted to leave a Houston Walmart parking lot.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said that a man in a red pickup truck pulled up next to their vehicle and opened fire at a auto, killing Jazmine and injuring Washington.

LaPorsha Washington, the mother of slain girl Jazmine Barnes, told ABC13 about the girl's final moments. He says three other girls ages 15 and younger were also in the vehicle at the time. Two teenage girls who were riding in the vehicle were not injured.

Investigators said they are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. 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 tweeted that the suspect was driving a red pickup.

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

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The girl, whom police have not yet publicly named, was killed around 7am on Sunday in a auto alongside her mother and three sisters as the vehicle exited the Walmart on Wallisville Road in northeast Houston.

Razo said his department will continue to investigate the incident and "use all of our resources to bring this killer to justice".

"Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you", Razo said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward. Jesse Razo said the survivors are "shaken and devastated".

The 30-year-old Washington was expected to recover from her wound.

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