A drive-by murder.  Now a manhunt.

The father of a 7-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting pleaded with the public to help authorities in the manhunt for a gunman who opened fire on a mother and children in a car near a Houston-area Walmart.

“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.”


The horrid details:

Jazmine Barnes, her mother and three siblings were driving near the store in northeastern Harris County close to 7 a.m. on Sunday when a man pulled next to them in a red or maroon four-door pickup truck and fired several shots, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.


[Jazmine's mother, LaPorsha] 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.



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Say Her Name.


Further info:

Jazmine Barnes: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Video with area scenes

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with the expenses the family may need.

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