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

Red pickup truck may hold clues in shooting death of 7-year-old girl	 	 	 			Jazmine Barnes

Red pickup truck may hold clues in shooting death of 7-year-old girl Jazmine Barnes

Police in Harris County, Texas are actively searching for a white gunman who fired into a vehicle, killing a 7-year-old Black girl and wounding her mother as they were exiting a Houston-area Walmart parking lot, ABC 13 reports.

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

In addition to the girl and her mother, two teenagers and a younger girl were also in the auto, Gonzalez said.

The 7-year-old was the daughter of the woman who was wounded.

The unidentified man pulled his red pickup truck beside a parked vehicle and began shooting, killing 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, The Associated Press reported Monday. The sheriff's office said glass fragments injured a younger child.

7-year-old Houston girl shot dead while in car with her mom

30-year-old LaPorsha Washington was trying to move out of the Walmart parking lot with her four children in the vehicle around 7 a.m. when an unknown assailant in a red truck pulled up and fired shots into Washington's auto. He was described as being in his 40s and having a beard, Razo said. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted.

A mother, daughter and three others were leaving when a male began shooting into their auto, according to Harris County Sheriff's Office.

"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", he said.

According to CNN affiliate KPRC, Harris County Sheriff's Major Jesse Razo said the survivors are "shaken and devastated".

The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.

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