Jazmine Barnes sat in the back seat of his mother's car in a parking lot in Texas, USA, when a man drove up on the side of the car and opened fire with a handgun.
The seven-year-old girl was hit by a shot in the head and died on the spot. Her mother and younger sister of six years was wounded, while two sisters of 13 and 15 years old escaped unharmed from the incident.
Now, the authorities in Houston, Texas, published a drawing of the man suspected to have killed the black schoolgirl.
'This is the man who, according to witnesses killed seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes, says in a call on Twitter.
The alleged perpetrator is described as a thin, white male in 30's. He drove in a red pickup-truck, and the police have published video clips of the red vehicle.
Do you recognize this truck? This is the truck of the suspect who fatally shot 7-year-old #JazmineBarnes. If you have any information call 713-221-6000 or @CrimeStopHOU to 713-222-TIPS. #HouNews #JusticeForJazmine pic.twitter.com/8IKFb4SJ3S— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 3, 2019
This is the one complete say murdered 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes on 12/30 as her family drove on the E. Sam Houston Pkwy frontage road to Wallisville Road. Thin white man, 30's-40's, in a red pickup. Call 713-221-6000 or @CrimeStopHOU to 713-222-TIPS #JusticeForJazmine #hounews pic.twitter.com/URR3w2Wxbm— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 3, 2019
Police have not commented on a motive for the skudepisoden, but according to the girl's mother, LaPorsha Washington, was the murder committed deliberately.
- He shot at us without reason, and now my baby's death, says LaPorsha Washington to the press.
Jazmine Barnes was seven years old. Politifoto
the Mother believes that the killing may be a hate crime, and the police will not exclude.
- We are not tone-deaf to community concerns that this could be racial, says sheriff Ed Gonzalez and explains that the authorities are doing everything to apprehend the suspect.
- We are not, before we have caught the culprit, he says at a news conference.
the Killing has aroused the attention of the entire UNITED states.
Among the other NFL star DeAndre Hopkins and basketball legend Shaquille O'neal has offered to pay for the girl's funeral.
the Family's lawyer, Lee Merritt, informs, collected more than $ 100,000 in rewards for information leading to the killer's arrest.