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By Phil Helsel
On Thursday, a law enforcement in Houston (Houston) published a sketch of a man who allegedly opened fire in a car on Sunday morning and killed while seven-year-old girl.
"We will not rest until we find justice for Jazmine," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County said at a news conference on Thursday.
Jazmine Barnes, 7, was shot dead on Sunday morning after a fatal attack. The man, who was described as a white man, may have opened the fire on the car in her 30s or 40s, where she was with her mother and siblings The way to go to a store at 6:50 am, said the sheriff's office.
The family is black and the shootings have sparked fears among some in the community, including the mother, that it may have been racially motivated.
An unresolved shooting from a distance of about 10 kilometers also brought with it a white suspect and a surviving black victim. So far, no direct connection has been found between the cases, the sheriff said.
Gonzalez on Thursday dismissed these concerns and said, "We are not deaf to the concerns of many people in color communities who feel they might be attacked, and it is a reality that this is indeed the case . "
NBA big Shaquille O'Neal and a Houston police officer The officer has also taken the cost of the funeral.
Houston-based NBC affiliate KPRC reported that O & # 39; Neal and Houston senior police officer Kenneth Miles have paid a check to cover the cost of Jazmine's funeral at noon Tuesday at Green House International Church.
Miles told the station that O'Neal was in Houston and the two men decided to join and help. "You can only imagine if one of your children or loved ones was the victim," Miles told the station. Houston Stars star-wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said on Thursday on Twitter that he would undertake a playoff check in support of Jazmine's family.
"When I see Jazmine Barnes' face, I see my own daughter, I promise to do the playoff check this week to help her family with the funeral expenses," and to support the reward, Hopkins, 26, wrote.
"It's the least I could do to help," Hopkins told reporters Thursday in a video posted on the team's website. "I have a five-year-old daughter … That could have been someone in this position in this team."
He added, "It could have been someone else, you know who this city is. So it's just unfortunate."