7-year-old African-American girl shot and killed by white man who pulls alongside her family’s car.

6 month ago

A 7-year-old Texas girl was killed Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a Walmart near Houston.

the family of five was leaving a Walmart parking lot, in the 15400 block of Wallisville, when an unidentified man in a red pickup truck pulled up to the side of their car and started shooting.

Jazmine Barnes, 7, was shot and killed, her mother LaPorsha Washington, 30, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, and a 6-year-old child also was hurt, The extent of the second child's injuries was not immediately clear.

Authorities described the suspect as a bearded white man in his 40s, and he remains at large.

“I urge you, whoever did this, you know who is, please turn yourself in,” said Major Jesse Razo, of the Harris County sheriff’s office. “Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you and we will find you.”

Investigators are not sure whether the shooting was random or if the family was targeted.

If you have any information on the suspect please call HCSO at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.