Houston child found asleep in back seat of car next to where her father was shot and killed

Posted at 10:18 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 11:19:09-05

A young girl was found in the back seat of a car in Houston late Thursday night, next to where her father was shot and killed in northwest Harris County.

KPRC-TV reports the shooting was reported about 11:50 p.m. at The Champions Townhomes on the Green neighborhood at Veterans Memorial Drive and Greens Road.

Deputies said they found a man shot in the head dead lying next to a car in the parking lot.

“Upon checking the vehicle, it was determined that a small child was inside the vehicle,” Wollford said.

The toddler, who is about 2 years old, was sleeping in the back seat. She was not injured, deputies told the television station.

The search continues for the gunman in connection with the shooting.

The child was taken to a Child Protective Services office, where her grandmother was expected to pick her up early Friday. KPRC reports they believe the girl’s mother may be out of town.