UPDATE: A $35,000 reward has been offered for any tip leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was killed in Houston when a driver pulled alongside her family’s car and fired into it.
Investigators continued the search Wednesday for the driver of the red, four-door pickup captured on surveillance video shortly before the shooting Sunday morning in the eastern outskirts of Houston. Jazmine Barnes died at the scene and her mother, LaPorsha Washington, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. Jazmine’s three sisters were also in the car and one of them was hurt by shattered glass.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has declined to speculate on what prompted the shooting, describing it as “totally unprovoked.”
ORIGINAL: Police in Texas are still looking for the man that shot and killed a seven-year-old while she was in a car.
Jazmine Barnes was shot and killed and her mother was wounded about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Investigators said the family’s vehicle was pulling out of a parking lot when a red pickup pulled alongside, and someone in the truck began shooting.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said his detectives are working around the clock to find the person who killed the child.
Three other children were in the car, but were not hurt.