One last tragic shooting for 2018.
Courtesy of NYT:
A 7-year-old who was riding in a car with her mother and three sisters was killed in Texas over the weekend, the authorities said, when a gunman in a pickup truck suddenly pulled up alongside them and opened fire.
The authorities, who said the shooting appeared random and unprovoked, were searching Monday for her killer.
The 7-year-old, Jazmine Barnes, was a second grader at a Houston-area elementary school, and her death — in the family’s car, early one morning over the holidays — unnerved and perplexed her community.
“It’s New Year’s Eve,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of Harris County said in an interview on Monday. “It should be a time of fellowship and celebration for many — but not for this family. They have to bury a child.”
Jazmine was riding with her mother and sisters, a 6-year-old and two teenagers, near Houston when they were attacked in a “random and senseless” shooting about 7 a.m. Sunday, Sheriff Gonzalez said.
The family was on their way to pick up coffee when suddenly a white man in his 40’s opened fire from his pickup truck, injuring the mother and killing her 7-year-old daughter.
“The truck slowed down and continued to fire as he was in front of us,” Ms. Washington, who was injured in the shooting, told the television station from a hospital bed. “It was not fair. It was not fair. He intentionally killed my child for no reason. He didn’t even know her.”
But that’s the way it is in Trump’s America, which is now bulging at the seams with guns, white entitlement, and racial hatred.
I want to believe that 2019 will be better, but I have no reason to think it will.