JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP / FOX 35 WOFL) - A 7-year-old Florida girl died when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet while sitting in a car with her family.
Jacksonville police say Heydi Rivas Villanueva was sitting in a car with her father and a sibling Saturday night in a strip mall parking lot, awaiting her mother to get off work at a nearby restaurant.
Police say two groups of men started shooting at each other nearby and a bullet struck her. The gunmen fled. Heydi died about three hours later at a hospital.
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted, "My Lord. My God. This is heartbreaking. These are our children. I've spoken to the Sheriff. Our cops are in pursuit of these terrible people."
Heydi was laid to rest on Tuesday in Jacksonville.
Many #JSO showed up at a vigil for 7-year-old Heydi Rivas Villanueva this evening on their own. So heartbreaking, R.I.P. Heydi. 🙏🏼💙— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 15, 2018
She was shot and killed by a stray bullet sitting in her family’s car. Some arrested, looking for one more. pic.twitter.com/XSDZWhFSgX
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is still searching for the suspect behind this fatal shooting. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Abrion Price, is wanted for Felony Murder. He is armed and dangerous.
Twitter do your thing - Get this retweeted everywhere.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 14, 2018
ABRION PRICE is WANTED for FELONY MURDER in the shooting death of 7-year-old Heydi Rivas Villanueva
Black male, 21 years old
6'3", 190 pounds
ARMED AND DANGEROUS#JSO #JAX #Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/KGe0kp1VOo
Please contact JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org or 911 if you have any information that could lead to his arrest or location. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a $5,000 reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
Some information from the Associated Press (AP)