8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after vehicle crash

DeMaree Atkins 8 was shot and killed in Houston just moments after getting into a car crash with her mom

A vehicle crash ended deadly after an 8-year-old girl was shot and killed on West Fuqua Street near Sam Houston Parkway, according to Houston police.

The crash and subsequent shooting took place on West Fuqua Street near Sam Houston Parkway. The other driver fled in a dark, four-door sedan.

After the crash, the driver of the Pontiac jumped into the sedan, Thomas said.

De'Marre Adkins, who was sitting in the back seat of the Honda, was hit and killed by the shots fired.

Paramedics transported DeMaree to the hospital, where she later died. She continued traveling, too late noticing that the white Pontiac was "coming from another direction at a high speed".

"I kept telling her, 'Wake up, wake up". Thomas said she was unable to slow down in time, and the cars collided with each other. Her mother, whom police did not identify, was uninjured. Thomas said the woman began firing at her and her daughter.




In an emotional video posted on YouTube, Thomas said she missed her daughter and pleaded with those responsible to come forward.

But before it drove off, the sedan pulled up next to the Honda and a woman leaned out of the window with a gun. "I kept trying to talk to her".

"I should've taken a different route", she said.

Police continue looking for the drivers of the Pontiac and the sedan and said they are still trying to determine a motive.

'We just don't know'. She was an honor roll student who was just beginning to learn how to play the violin. "Anything. I miss my baby". "I wanted to see her get married".

The white Pontiac that crashed into Thomas' vehicle was left abandoned at the scene of the fatal shooting.

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