A seven-year-old girl died Sunday after a man in a pickup truck sprayed bullets into a vehicle parked in a Houston-area Walmart.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in posts on social media that Jazmine Barnes along with her mother 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, as well as three teenage girls were in a vehicle when the attack happened.
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. Another child was hurt by shattered glass, deputies said.
Two others in the vehicle were not injured.
"Of course they're shaken, they're devastated, they lost a sister", Razo said.
The red pickup fled the scene.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted on Sunday that the suspect was a white male in his 40s. Washington, 30, and Jazmine Barnes, 7, were struck, officials said. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season".
The suspect, who was still at large as of Sunday morning, "is considered armed and risky", Razo told reporters.
Razo said his department will continue to investigate the incident and "use all of our resources to bring this killer to justice".
Razo added that investigators planned to review surveillance videos from the entire area.
"I just want anybody, whoever, out there that knows anything about the murder of my daughter, to just please step up as if it was your own", an emotional Christopher Cevilla told reporters on Monday.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward.
"Unfortunately, the life of my 7 yr old little girl was taken selfishly by a unknown suspect".