Mother identifies 5-year-old killed in drive-by shooting in north Houston

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022
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The 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy were caught in the crossfire when a silver sedan started shooting toward a food store, according to police.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The mother of 5-year-old Khamaya Dior Donelson identified her as the young victim who was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Greenspoint area over the weekend.

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. in the 13300 block of Northborough.

Khamaya and an 8-year-old boy were in a vehicle at a stop sign on Northborough and Rushcreek when they were caught in the crossfire, police said.

Witnesses told police that a silver, four-door sedan approached the intersection, and a man leaned out of the rear driver's side window and started shooting toward a food store.

Police said that soon after the shooting, the children's mother drove them to a nearby hospital where Khamaya was pronounced dead.

The 8-year-old, who was shot in the arm, is expected to make a full recovery.

Police said witnesses only described the suspect as a Black man. The motive behind the shooting is not known.

Authorities ask anyone with information on the suspects to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses.

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