Diamond Alvarez Wiki – Diamond Alvarez Biography
Diamond Alvarez, a teen girl in Texas, is dead after being shot 22 times while walking her dog on Tuesday evening, despite frantic efforts by her parents to save her, KPRC-TV reports.
The family members of Alvarez are now grieving and searching for answers.
“Whoever shot this girl 22 times in the back, they are cowards,” Alvarez’s stepfather, Tito Moczygemba, told the television station.
She was 15 years old.
Police were called to the shooting scene in southwest Houston around 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Alvarez’s body with numerous gunshot wounds. She was later pronounced dead.
Authorities say that Alvarez was out walking the family’s dog, named Peanut, at the shooting time. When Alvarez did not return home, family members became concerned and went outside to find the dog but not Alvarez.
The family then looked for her in the neighbourhood and found her in a field. Anna Machado, Alvarez’s mother, told KPRC-TV that she tried to save her daughter.
“I tried CPR. I couldn’t bring her back,” Machado told the television station. “I tried so hard to keep her alive.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, multiple gunshots had been heard in the neighbourhood where Alvarez’s body was found.
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Alvarez was reportedly a sophomore at Madison High School, an honour student. She had planned to attend cosmetology school.
Investigators say a dark vehicle may have been involved in the shooting, KPRC-TV reports. Police are checking for possible surveillance footage from the area and want to speak with witnesses.
To report information about the case, call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600 or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.