Gunman fires on vehicle full of girls in Houston, killing child


Police in Texas are searching for a man who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl in a auto with her mother and sisters on Sunday.

30-year-old LaPorsha Washington was trying to move out of the Walmart parking lot with her four children in the auto around 7 a.m. when an unknown assailant in a red truck pulled up and fired shots into Washington's vehicle. Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, was shot in the arm and was taken to the hospital. Another child in the auto suffered minor injuries from glass fragments. Sheriff Razo told reporters that the two other sisters in the vehicle were unharmed but "shaken" from the attack. "They are shaken. Devastated", Razo said of the girls who survived the shooting. The gunman was described only as a bearded white man, possibly in his 40s, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. He was driving a red pickup truck. A total of 5 occupants in the vehicle witnessed this innocent child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes.

Police in Texas are seeking a white man who pulled alongside a black family's auto and opened fire, fatally shooting a 7-year-old girl. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Gonzalez tweeted.

The suspect in the shooting remains at large.

7-year-old Houston girl shot dead while in car with her mom
Manhunt Underway After Suspect Fired Into Vehicle, Killing 7-Year-Old Girl

It also wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting Sunday morning. We will locate you, we will find you, ' he added.

The sheriff's office is asking locals in the area around Wallisville Road near the E. Sam Houston Parkway, near the Walmart, to check surveillance video to try an identify the suspect.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Houston CrimeStoppers anonymously at 713-222-8477 for a potential cash reward.

A mother wounded by gunfire pleads to her daughter's killer to come forward.

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