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Little girl seriously injured in deadly shooting at north Harris County apartments

The child was a bystander as multiple people fired weapons late Monday, the sheriff said.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A man was killed and a girl was seriously injured Monday after a shooting in north Harris County.

Just before 8 p.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted that the shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Cypress Station Drive.

According to authorities, a man in a black hoodie was seen shooting at the man who was shot to death. The shooter was described by authorities as being about 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build.

Deputies said the man collapsed near an apartment building and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl, who is believed to be about 3 years old, was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the girl was an innocent bystander and is not related to the man who was killed.

Gonzalez made a plea with the community for information.

"A 3 1/2-year-old is fighting for her life right now as we speak," Gonzalez said. An adult male has lost his life. We don't need people like this running around our streets creating this violence."

Gonzalez later tweeted that multiple people fired guns during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).