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Officials seek driver who fired into car, killing Texas girl

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 02 2019 Jan 2, 2019 January 02, 2019 7:46 AM January 02, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities are searching for a driver who fired several shots into a car carrying a family in the Houston area, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child's mother.

Investigators on Monday released a surveillance video image of a red, four-door pickup truck from which the driver fired gunshots Sunday morning .

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has declined to speculate on what prompted the driver to fire into the car carrying 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, three of her sisters and her mother. Gonzalez says the shooting was "totally unprovoked."

Jazmine's mother suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and her 6-year-old sister was injured by shattered glass.

Jazmine's father appeared with Gonzalez at a Monday news briefing. He pleaded with the public to help find the shooter.

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