Suspect shot into the family car as they pulled into their driveway, killing Summerbell Brown, injuring her dad Dharquintium Brown in what is believed, may have started with a traffic dispute
A man in a pickup truck is said to have followed the family’s car in Phoenix – suspect is described as male in his 30s or 40s with short beard and wearing dark baseball cap
‘It’s possible that this was a road rage that started earlier in the area’, police say
Two other family members were not injured
Police hunting a road rage driver who fired at a family shot in Arizona with deadly results, have released a sketch of the gunman.
The shooting that killed 10-year-old girl, Summerbell Brown, and injured her father Dharquintium Brown occurred Wednesday night in Phoenix.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30s or 40s with a short beard, who was wearing a dark baseball cap during the shooting.
He followed the family car home in his white Ford F-150 pickup truck and fired several gunshots when they pulled into their driveway.
Two other family members, the girl’s mother and sister, weren’t injured following the shooting around 5.45pm.
The pickup drove away and no immediate arrest was made.
Sgt. Vince Lewis of Phoenix Police said the fact that the pickup was closely following the victims’ vehicle might indicate there had been a traffic dispute.
He said there was no immediate indication that the family and the shooter knew each other.
A statement from police said the family were driving home when they ‘noticed a white Ford F-150 4-door pick-up truck following them very closely’.
When pulled onto their driveway the driver is said to have opened fire.
‘It’s possible that this was a road rage that started earlier in the area prior to the victim’s family arriving at home,’ Lewis told KTAR.
He added: ‘Driving is a stressful situation that requires all of your attention, so if you do encounter an aggressive driver, we’re asking that you call Phoenix Police.’
A GoFundMe has been set up for little Summer following her tragic death.
KTVK-TV reported that the 30-year-old father, whose name was not released, told the station outside the family home Thursday morning that the shooting occurred after he got out of the car to confront the man who was following his car.