HOUSTON – Houston authorities released a sketch Thursday of a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl in an apparent random shooting at a red light near a Walmart on Sunday morning.
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The man was driving a red pickup truck when he suddenly opened fire into the car Jazmine Barnes was riding in, striking the girl in the head, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The child’s mother, a 6-year-old and two teenagers were also in the car.
The girl died at the scene and her mother LaPorsha Washington suffered a bullet wound to the arm, according to KHOU-TV.
The sketch shows a hooded man believed to be in his 30s or 40s.
#BREAKING UPDATED shooter description from #JazmineBarnes 15-year old sister: white guy in a BLACK hoodie, thinner build. Looked “sick” as in sunken cheekbones, pale face. First drove up on family as they were at the light at Wallisville Rd/Beltway. #khou11 #JusticeForJazmine pic.twitter.com/OdLHsB1waQ
– Melissa Correa (@KHOUmelissa)January 3, 2019
Washington told local media Thursday that the suspect had blue eyes and looked “sick” and “skinny.”
Investigators have few clues in the shooting, except a video of a red, four-door pickup truck near the scene.
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 at 713-222-TIPS. #HouNews #JusticeForJazmine pic.twitter.com/8IKFb4SJ3S
– HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas)January 3, 2019
A public viewing and funeral are scheduled for Sunday.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the killer to call authorities.