HOUSTON — A teenage girl was killed Tuesday night in southwest Houston, police said.
Police said officers responded to a report of a shooting after people in the area told them they heard numerous gunshots.
Police said the 15-year-old girl, whose family members identified as Diamond Alvarez, was outside walking the dog in the neighborhood and the dog returned home without her.
That's when the family knew something was wrong and went to go check on her. They went outside and found Diamond around the corner on the side of the roadway near a community park.
"I tried CPR but I couldn’t bring her back. I tried so hard," Diamond's mother said.
Diamond was pronounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary information is that a dark-colored suspect vehicle drove away on Parkwood Drive.
Homicide investigators were called to the scene. They will be talking to witnesses and checking for surveillance video.
Diamond's family told KHOU 11 News they wanted us to share this about their daughter. They said she loved to play volleyball and basketball. She was a sophomore at Madison High School and wanted to grow up to be a cosmetologist.
Houston ISD released the following statement:
"HISD grieves the loss of a Madison High School student who died Tuesday while off-campus. We offer our deepest sympathy to the student’s family, friends and the entire school community. Counselors have been made available to support students and staff at this difficult time. They will remain available for as long as they are needed."