A 6-year-old girl in Texas was allegedly fatally shot by a male relative over an argument about spilled water.
Per KPRC over the weekend, Pasadena police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex located at 3637 Shaver St. around 11:30 a.m.
Police say a young girl, identified by family as Laurionne Walker, was allegedly shot by relative Raymeon Means, 35, over spilled water.
The outlet says Walker was shot multiple times by Means and was transported to Bayshore Hospital where she later died.
On Saturday, Means was charged with capital murder for the death of the child. The next day, KHOU 11 reported that Means is being held without bond.
On Friday, neighbor Mauricio Alvarez told KPRC that he saw Means walking around the area and saw him not long before the alleged shooting.
“He knocked on the door and he was like, “Oh, can you check if you have water coming down because the little girl clogged the toilet,’” Alvarez said.
A few minutes later, Alvarez heard Means arguing with other neighbors.
“[The family member] was banging on a car. The woman upstairs had a knife and they were saying, ‘Get out of here. Get out of here!’” Alvarez said. “[Later] he went running upstairs, and we heard like four to five shots, and he started running, and we started hearing screams.”
Damien House, Walker’s uncle, told the news station that he is trying to console his sister amid their loss.
“All I can say to my sister, ‘I’m here for her.’ I can imagine what she’s going through because we’re all going through the same thing,” he said.
Unfortunately, this is not the only tragedy that has struck Walker’s family.
Family members told KPRC that Walker’s cousins, all children, died in a crash last Sunday night.
According to People, the car accident allegedly involved a suspected drunk driver in Spring, Texas. Porschia Branch, the mother of the three children whom she shared with House, was also reportedly killed in the crash.
“I am out of words. I’m choked up right now,” Earline House, the grandmother of all the children, told KPRC about her loss.
Our condolences go out to the victims of these horrible tragedies.