A young girl, namely Summerbell Brown, 10, died after being shot Wednesday night in road rage in Phoenix, authorities confirmed on Thursday, April 4. She was shot along with her father.
A man in a pickup truck had been following the car of the family and fired several gunshots on it after they pulled into their driveway.
The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. The girl's mom and sister were not injured. The driver of the pickup after opening fire at their car.
Sgt. Vince Lewis said that the pickup was following the family's vehicle closely indicates a traffic dispute. Details about the connection between the family and the shooter have not been disclosed.
It's possible that this was a road rage that started earlier in the area prior to the victim's family arriving at home.
The father, Dharquintium Brown, said the shooting unfolded after he got out of the car in order to confront the driver who was following their car.
Police initially described that Dharquintium was critically injured but he said he wasn't badly wounded.
The father, 37, called the death of his daughter "heinous." The family has been helping police to make a composite sketch of the suspect.
The shooter was described as a Hispanic man. He was reportedly wearing a long-sleeve orange shirt when he opened fire. He is believed to be in between 30 and 40.
In footage from a nearby surveillance camera, the white pickup can be seen closely following the car of the family at approx. 5:45 p.m.
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