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Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old

Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old”

LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston.

Hopkins said he will be playing Saturday's game against the Indianapolis Colts in honour of seven-year-old Barnes, who was killed last weekend. Washington was shot in her arm, and Barnes' 6-year-old sister sustained injuries from shattered glass.

"Investigators do not believe Jazmine's family was the intended target of the shooting", the statement said. They say the attack is similar to an incident in the area in 2017 in which a suspect described as white shot into a vehicle carrying at least two black people. The shooting occurred as the family was heading to the store.

Barnes' mother, LaPorcha Washington, described to KPRC in detail what happened on December 30, 2018, explaining that she was on a coffee run with her four daughters when the shooting happened.

Police said Black admitted taking part in the shooting.

Lee also said she wanted federal resources and law enforcement to provide support to local investigators, who have released a composite sketch of the suspect and surveillance footage of his truck.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, which is leading the investigation, said it's already working with the FBI and other federal agencies. The post did not elaborate, and the sheriff's office did not immediately respond to phone messages.

Earlier Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at a rally for the girl near where the shooting happened.

Authorities have yet to identify or find the man suspected of killing Jazmine, whose death her family and community activists believe was racially motivated.

"We're not gonna rest until we find justice for Jazmine", Gonzalez said.

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information on Jazmine's killer.



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