Houston, Texas: A gunman opened fire at a Texas Walmart on a car containing a mother and her three children. As a result, 7 -year-old Jazmine Barnes was killed.
Jazmine’s mother told CNN:
“I just want anybody, whoever, out there that knows anything about the murder of my daughter, to just please step up as if it was your own,” an emotional Christopher Cevilla told reporters on Monday. “Just put yourself in my shoes, in my family’s shoes.”
Jazmine Barnes was shopping at a Houston-area Walmart with her mother and two siblings when gunfire broke out close to 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. A man driving a red/maroon colored four-door pick-up truck and fired several shots. Jazmine was killed at the scene said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales released.
Jazmine’s mother LaPorsha Washington, 30 was shot in the arm and her 6-year-old sister was struck by shattered glass. Two teens that were in the car were unharmed.
“It’s our belief that it was totally unprovoked, whatever it was, and we’re leaving no stone unturned. We’re going to leave every motive out there as a possibility,” Gonzalez told CNN.He added: “There was nothing to indicate that the family did anything wrong in any way. They were simply just driving along the service road when this happened to them.”
“He sped off in front of us and stopped, and still continued to fire at us. It was not fair. He intentionally killed my child for no reason. He didn’t even know her. He didn’t even know who she was,” she said. Washington said one of her daughters discovered Jazmine had been shot. “She said, ‘Momma, Jazmine’s not moving. She’s not talking.’ I turned around and my 7-year-old was shot in the head,” Washington said, according to KTRK.
“Please keep this family in your prayers,” Gonzalez said in a Facebook post. “A total of 5 occupants in the car witnessed this child, their loved one, shot and killed before their eyes. So senseless. It’s never easy, and extra hard during the holiday season.”
“It’s just a lot of things that’s been robbed of me and my family at this moment that we will never be able to get back.”
“My hope is that every passing moment that his conscience is eating away at him … and I hope it’s that case forever,” he said.The sheriff said: “We’re going to find you.”
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