Death – Teen girl killed in shooting while walking dog: Texas cops

Death – Obituary

Police in Houston say a teenage girl was shot and killed while walking her dog.

Police in Houston say a teenage girl was shot and killed while walking her dog.

Houston Police Department

A teenage girl who was walking her dog in a Texas neighborhood was discovered dead after a drive-by shooting, police say.

Officers in Houston were dispatched to the neighborhood around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, for reports of “numerous gunshots,” a police spokesperson said in a briefing streamed by KHOU.

Family members of the 15-year-old victim went looking for the girl, then found her body on a corner next to a community park, police said. The girl, identified by KHOU as Diamond Alvarez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I tried CPR. I couldn’t bring her back. I tried so hard to keep her alive,” Anna Machado, the girl’s mother, told KPRC.

Diamond was a student at Madison High School and planned to attend cosmetology school after graduating, her family told KPRC.

The dog ran home after the shooting, KTRK reported.

Police believe a dark-colored vehicle was involved in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Houston police at 713-308-8800.

Mike Stunson covers real-time news for McClatchy. He is a 2011 Western Kentucky University graduate who has previously worked at the Paducah Sun and Madisonville Messenger as a sports reporter and the Lexington Herald-Leader as a breaking news reporter.
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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.