“I’m at a loss for words right now,” the girl’s grandmother said. “My granddaughter was still a baby. She got shot twice in the chest.”
A 6-year-old Texas girl was fatally shot by a relative following an argument over spilled water, according to the NBC affiliate in Houston.
Police in Pasadena, a city southeast of Houston, said officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex around 11:30 a.m. Friday, KPRC-TV reported. A male family member of Laurionne Walker, 6, shot the girl multiple times, police said.
“I’m at a loss for words right now,” Earline House, Laurionne’s grandmother told the news station. “My granddaughter was still a baby. She got shot twice in the chest this morning.”
Laurionne was taken to a hospital, where she later died of her injuries, KPRC reported.
On Saturday, Pasadena police charged Raymeon Means, 35, with capital murder in connection with the girl’s death. Police said he remains in custody with no bond, KPRC reported.
This is the second time Laurionne’s family has been struck by tragedy this week, KPRC reported. Laurionne’s three cousins, all of them children, died in an unrelated car crash in Spring, Texas, Sunday night. The mother of the three children was also killed in the wreck, which involved a suspected drunken driver.
Damien House, the brother of Laurionne’s mother, offered words of comfort to his sister.
“All I can say to my sister, ‘I’m here for her,’ House told KPRC. “I can imagine what she’s going through because we’re all going through the same thing.”