Man charged with murder after 'shooting 6-year-old girl multiple times after argument over spilled water'

A MAN has been charged with murder after a “6-year-old girl was shot dead after an argument over spilled water”, authorities say.

The girl, identified as Laurionne Walker by her mother, was shot multiple times in an apartment building in Pasadena, Texas.

Laurionne's mother told ABC13 she was left in the care of a relative on Friday so she could attend the vigil for Porsha Branch and her three children, who all died in a crash in Spring Sunday night.

Laurionne's mother is the aunt of the three children who died in the crash.

Cops said they received a call about the shooting at the Veranda Village apartment complex at around 11.30am.

The Pasadena Police Department said the shooter is related to the renter of the apartment but did not disclose their relationship.

There was an argument between the gunman and the girl over spilled water, according to investigators.

Officers at the scene performed emergency CPR until the EMS rushed Laurionne to Bayshore Hospital, where she later died.

The shooter fled the scene but was later caught and arrested by cops.

The Bayshore Hospital said in a statement: “While HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast sympathizes with family members not able to enter the facility at this time, the hospital has received a request from the Pasadena Police Department to limit access to the emergency center of the hospital as the police investigate a possible crime.

“The hospital has agreed to the police department's request. The facility is dedicated to assisting the police in any way possible.

“No further details will be released by the hospital, due to HIPAA privacy laws."

Laurionne's parents have not been able to see her, as of Friday evening.

The parents told ABC13 their daughter was released to the medical examiner's office.

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