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

Hugh Fox
January 1, 2019

Police in Houston are hunting a suspect who fired into a vehicle as it left a Walmart parking lot early Sunday, killing a 7-year-old girl in front of her mother and three siblings.

According to Harris County sheriff's Maj.

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.

The suspect is still on the run in a red pickup truck that fled the scene.

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The 7-year-old girl's mother was also struck in the arm and taken to the hospital.

"The family should be celebrating and spending time together anticipating the new year and instead they're making plans to bury this innocent, precious child", Gonzalez said.

Harris County sheriff's Lt. Christopher Sandoval told reporters Monday that the image of the red, four-door pickup was captured shortly before the shooting occurred Sunday morning.

Harris County, TX sheriff's deputies say five people were in a auto when an unidentified man began shooting at them for an unknown reason. "A total of 5 occupants in the vehicle witnessed this child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes".

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Two teenagers and a younger girl were also in Washington's vehicle, Gonzalez said.

Investigators say they have an image from surveillance video of a pickup whose driver fired several shots into a auto carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.

The suspect, who was still at large as of Sunday morning, "is considered armed and risky", Razo told reporters. "Because we will be looking for you, we will locate you and we will find you". "They lost a sister, especially during the holiday season". Jesse Razo said the survivors are "shaken and devastated".

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