HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The senseless shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes has left the nation stunned and looking for answers.
The girl was killed when a gunman opened fire on the car she was in with her mom and three sisters on Sunday morning in northeast Harris County. The man responsible for her death remains at large.
Activists are now offering a large reward for help catching her killer. We spoke with one of the two people that got the reward started, which is now over $50,000 and still climbing.
"Other donors have come in, so far they've come in anonymously, but the reward is up to $60,000," civil rights attorney and activist Lee Merritt says.
Many celebrities have been posting pictures of Jazmine on social media and showing their support. Jada Pinkett Smith sent her condolences saying, “We must remain steady even in the mist of chaos.”
Actress Gabrielle Union-Wade tweeted “Find him! This evil monster must be stopped!”
Locally, Houston rappers Bun B, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Z-Ro and more have also been showing their support for Jazmine and her family by sharing the information about the upcoming community rally “Justice for Jazmine“ that will take place this Saturday at 2 p.m. at a Walmart at 5655 East Sam HoustonTollway.
Pastor John Gray of Lakewood Church also shared his thoughts.
"I believe the death of Jazmine Barnes can be the wakeup call to this generation that the death of Emmett Till was to his generation," Pastor John Gray says. "This is a moment where no matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, your race, your background, this is a moment where the line has been drawn. No more. We must act as a community to find the killer and bring him or whoever was connected to justice right now."