- Police in Arizona say a man fired shots at a family as they sat inside a car in their driveway on Wednesday afternoon.
- A 10-year-old girl, Summerbell Brown, was killed. “This is heartbreaking that I lost my baby like this. She was just a baby.” Summerbell’s mother, Taniesha Brown, said on Thursday, according to ABC News.
- Investigators say the encounter may have stemmed from a road-rage incident. They’re now looking for a suspect they say was driving a white Ford F-150 pickup truck. Police have also released a sketch of the suspected gunman.
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A 10-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday when a man pulled up behind her family’s car and opened fire as they sat in their driveway, police said.
The suspected gunman, who police say was driving a white Ford F-150 pickup truck, had been following closely behind the family. The truck kept following as they turned onto their street.
When they pulled into their driveway, the truck stopped, and a man fired several gunshots at their vehicle, striking 10-year-old Summerbell Brown and her father Dharquintium Brown.
The truck drove away. Summerbell was killed. Her father suffered non-life-threatening injuries. This child’s mother, Taniesha Brown, and sister were unharmed.
It was not immediately clear what led to the encounter, but Sgt. Vince Lewis with the Phoenix Police Department told INSIDER that investigators believe it was a road-rage incident.
“This is heartbreaking that I lost my baby like this. She was just a baby,” Taniesha Brown told reporters on Thursday, according to ABC News.
“There was no reason for her to be taken like this. I wish it was me instead of my baby,” she said.
Speaking to reporters about his daughter, Dharquintium Brown said he “watched her eyes rolls in the back of her head.”
“I pray nobody has to experience that,” he said.
The Phoenix Police Department released a picture of a Ford pickup truck with dark-colored trim they say the suspected gunman was driving. The image shows the truck has some damage on its rear left side.
Police say they’re looking for a man in his 30s or 40s in connection with the shooting. A sketch of the suspect Phoenix police provided to INSIDER shows he may have been wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and a short beard. Investigators are asking anyone who has information about the shooting to call (480) 948-6977.