Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

After surviving a car crash early Saturday morning, eight-year-old DeMaree Adkins was shot and killed, reports Houston local news.

A terribly tragic story.

ABC 13 reported:

The crash and subsequent shooting took place on West Fuqua St. near Sam Houston Parkway.

Officers say two cars were headed south on West Fuqua when they crashed into a black Honda Accord going east along the Beltway feeder road.

Soon after, officers believe someone in one of the two cars that were headed southbound started firing gunshots.

“At some point somebody from one of the two other vehicles on Fuqua got out, shot up the other vehicle, striking a young, eight-year-old girl in the backseat. She later died from her injuries at the hospital,” said Detective David Stark with the Houston Police Department.

What a senseless waste of a bright, young, future. Beyond heartbreaking.

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