Vehicle crash turns deadly after driver shoots 8-year-old girl

A Houston woman says her eight-year-old daughter was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire.

De'Maree Adkins and her mother, Latoyia Thomas, 39, were going east on the intersection of West Fuqua Street and Sam Houston Parkway on their way home from the hair dresser.

For unknown reasons, the driver that was racing or chasing the white auto got out of the vehicle and fired at least 5 to 7 shots at a black auto with a mother and daughter, hitting the 8-year-old girl.

The 8-year-old was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police are looking for the drivers.

When Thomas asked her daughter if she was okay, Atkins replied, "Yeah I'm OK. She didn't. She was only eight", Thomas told KPRC.

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Thomas said her daughter had attended Houston ISD's MacGregor Elementary.

"I thought she was coming to help", Thomas said. Thomas said, "Each one of those bullets hit the back of my vehicle where my baby was". Thomas said the woman began firing at her and her daughter.

About that time, a woman had gotten out of the vehicle that had pulled up behind Thomas' Honda. She was an honor roll student who was just beginning to learn how to play the violin.

That's when Thomas noticed the blood on her jacket. "They took my baby away from me, why?" She told her daughter to stay with her, but her little body just went limp. "I wanted to see her get married".

Police have ot said if this was a road rage incident or how the child was shot.

'We just don't know'. Thomas believes somebody knows who the murderer is, possibly the person in the vehicle she crashed into.

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