Little girl shot to death in Walmart parking lot identified, gunman still on the loose

A 7-year-old girl shot and killed Sunday morning at a Houston Walmart has been identified. Authorities continue to search the for suspect, who shot into a car full of children and their mother before fleeing.

Click 2 Houston reports that the little girl who lost her life early Sunday morning has been identified as Jazmine Barnes. Her mother, 30-year-old LaPorsha Washington, was shot in the arm but expected to survive, and another child, a 6-year-old, sustained injuries but is expected to be OK.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the incident happened at around 7 a.m. at the Houston Walmart off of the 15400 block of Wallisville, as Washington was pulling out of the store parking lot with her children. According to authorities, the suspect, described as a white male in his 40s with a beard, pulled up next to the car with five females inside, including four minor girls and Washington, and began shooting.

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Washington and her children made an early morning stop at the store Sunday morning while family members were in town for the holidays. It’s still unclear how or even if the suspect knew the victims.

The suspect drove away in a red truck with no license plate. Police said he was wearing a red hoodie during the attack.

“We’re going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice,” Major Jesse Razo said while at the scene. “And I urge you, whoever did this, you know who you are. Please turn yourself in now – because we will be looking for you, we will locate you, we will find you.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The story is developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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