Gunman in Walmart parking lot kills 7-year-old girl

Gunman in Walmart parking lot kills 7-year-old girl

Gunman in Walmart parking lot kills 7-year-old girl

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

A distraught Washington said, "He intentionally killed my child for no reason".

Another girl aged about ten was non-seriously injured by flying glass.

The girl, whom police have not yet publicly named, was killed around 7am on Sunday in a vehicle alongside her mother and three sisters as the auto exited the Walmart on Wallisville Road in northeast Houston.

Authorities initially said the shooting occurred as Washington was leaving a Walmart parking lot, but Gonzalez on Monday said it occurred on a nearby service road as the family was heading to a store.

"So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season", Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted on December 30.

Four girls, ages 7 to 15, were inside the vehicle.

"Of course they're shaken, they're devastated, they lost a sister", Razo said. A man driving a red pickup truck pulled up next to Washington's auto and started shooting into her vehicle and then sped away.

"Please keep this family in your prayers", Gonzalez tweeted Sunday night. If you know anything please contact us asap. "So senseless. It's never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season". Washington's three other daughters were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, CBS affiliate KHOU reported.

Authorities say a motive for the shooting is not clear.

Homicide detectives were scouring the area and checking surveillance video for clues.

Razo said his department will continue to investigate the incident and "use all of our resources to bring this killer to justice".

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

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