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Family of 9-year-old shot in apparent road rage asks for prayers

The 9-year-old’s household despatched photographs of her solely to KHOU 11 News. Houston Crime Stoppers are providing $5,000 for any info resulting in an arrest.

HOUSTON — The household of a 9-year-old lady is asking for prayers after she was shot in the top Tuesday evening.

It occurred simply after 9 p.m. on the Southwest Freeway near Fondren.

Family members stated Ashanti was driving to a grocery retailer along with her mother, dad, and 12-year-old brother. That’s when investigators say a white GMC Denali minimize off the household’s SUV a number of instances on the freeway.

They stated the suspect then obtained behind them, and somebody contained in the Denali fired photographs in the direction of Ashanti’s household.

One of these bullets hit Ashanti in the top.

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Family members of the lady informed KHOU 11 News on Wednesday that she’s preventing for her life in a hospital. She has some brain swelling, however they’re hopeful she’ll get well.

Her uncle, Larry Grant, shared photos of the little lady solely with KHOU 11 News. He’s now asking folks to assist flip in the individual accountable. 

“She didn’t deserve what happened to her,” Grant stated. “She is a real sweet girl, sweetest girl I ever met. Real nice, real respectful. She is 9 years old. I never have to get on her for nothing.”

Police imagine the suspect driving was a person anyplace from 20 to 30 years outdated.

He was with a feminine passenger.

How you may assist Ashanti and her household

Crime Stoppers is providing a $5,000 reward for any info resulting in an arrest. Ashanti’s household additionally informed KHOU that they are keen to double the reward to assist discover the individual.

Anyone with any info on this case can send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers online or name 713-222-8477.

“Ashanti has a full life ahead of her and doesn’t deserve this at all,” stated Grant. “If anybody knows anything or sees anything, please step forward. Do it for Ashanti.”

The family has also launched a GoFundMe page to assist pay for Ashanti’s medical bills.

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