HOUSTON — The deadly shooting of a 7-year-old Houston girl is getting worldwide attention and some celebrities have joined the call for "JusticeForJazmine."
Jazmine Barnes was with her mother and sisters early Sunday when a pickup driver pulled up beside them and opened fire.
One bullet struck Jazmine in the head and she died at the hospital. Her mother is recovering at home after being shot in the arm.
The search continues for the suspect, described as a bearded, white male in a red pickup.
"Find him! This evil monster must be stopped!" actress Gabrielle Union tweeted.
"This is Jazmine Barnes. Her little face breaks my heart ... because she was executed. Her family was targeted," Actress and activist Sophia Bush posted on Instagram.
This is Jazmine Barnes. Her little face breaks my heart ... because she was executed. Her family was targeted. A white man, with light eyes (blue or green), a beard (remember, he could have shaved it afterward), in a red/burgundy 4 door truck pulled up to her family near a #Houston Walmart. He shot Jazmine in the head. Shot her mother, who is in the hospital. He kept shooting. Her family is devastated. HE REMAINS AT LARGE. • The kind of hate you have to have in your heart to do this... I don’t have the words. But @shaunking has $25,000 ready as a reward for anyone with information that leads to this horrid man’s capture. (More info in my stories and on Shaun’s page.) • My hope, my prayer, my dream for 2019, is that each and every one of us who believes in justice, community, and kindness comes together like never before. That we double down. Do more work. Have more uncomfortable conversations. And that we harness our scared rage to stand for our neighbors with fierce love and conviction. #JazmineBarnes #SayHerName (DESCRIPTION UPDATED ABOVE. Be sure to follow @shaunking for more.)
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Director Ava DuVernay shared a description of the killer with the hashtag #SayHerName.
Activist Shaun King is offering a $60,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer.
And actress Olivia Wilde retweeted King's post about the reward.
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