9-year-old Texas girl Ashanti Grant, who was shot in the head while riding in the back seat of a vehicle on February 8th, remains hospitalized and in critical condition.
According to ABC News, Ashanti was watching cartoons when the incident occured.
On Monday, the Houston Police Department held a news conference announcing that it is stepping up its efforts to locate and prosecute whoever is responsible for the shooting.
“My advice would be to turn yourself in, because we’re not going to stop until we find you,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said during the news conference, per ABC News.
The outlet also reported that a $30,000 reward is being offered for any person who provides information that leads to the arrest of the shooter. “Someone knows … who committed this act,” Turner added. “Put yourselves in the shoes of these parents.”
Police say that the two suspects are a male, who was driving the car on the freeway, and a female passenger. The pair are believed to have been in a white GMC Denali pickup truck.
“[The suspects] apparently cut off the family’s vehicle several times, then pulled behind the family’s car and someone in the truck fired shots, hitting Ashanti,” stated the Houston Police Department in a news release.
Authorities describe the driver as a Hispanic man with short hair between 20 to 30 years old. The only description they provided for the female passenger was that she appeared to be Hispanic as well.
Natasha Grant, who identifies herself as Ashanti’s aunt, set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help cover the little girl’s medical expenses.
As of Wednesday afternoon, it has reached $25.5k, with a goal of $100k.