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Girl (7) shot dead after gunman fires into car parked outside supermarket

It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the the morning shooting.

Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.
Image: Nicole Hensley via AP

A MAN IN a pickup truck pulled up next to a car that was leaving a Walmart car park and started shooting, killing a 7-year-old girl inside the car and wounding the girl’s mother.

Three other girls were in the car, but it wasn’t immediately clear if they also are related to the woman, who authorities say was shot in the arm.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on Twitter and Facebook that the girl who died was 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. He said her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was wounded but survived her injury.

It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the the morning shooting. An arrest hadn’t been made as of Sunday night.

The red pickup fled the scene after the shooting. The car also sped away before it came to a stop and the woman called 911, authorities said.
Sheriff’s Major Jesse Razo said the other girls who were inside the car when the shooting happened were “shaken” and “devastated”.

“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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