Police ID girl, 4, killed in double-fatal shooting that injured mom as they ate cake

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Neighbors remember a 4-year-old who was shot to death. (KTRK)

A 4-year-old girl and a man are dead after a quadruple shooting that took place in an apartment complex breezeway in southwest Houston.

The shooting happened at the Westward Square Apartments on the 6200 block of Gulfton Street.

Cake and coffee mark the spot where a little girl and her mother sat with two neighbors enjoying Sunday night right before all four of them were shot.

A neighbor named Daniel watched from his upstairs apartment. He saw kids run and heard screaming.

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A 4-year-old girl and a man are dead after a quadruple shooting that took place in an apartment complex breezeway in southwest Houston.



He took pictures as police arrived and paramedics tried to help the victims.

"I ran down the stairs and saw the two gentlemen underneath the stairway lying down," said Daniel.

Miguel Marquez, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Zibullah Sahok, 30, was transported to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

Four-year-old Ashley Perdomo was also killed.

Neighbors say, at first, no one realized she and her mother, Carol Perdomo, had been hit.

"I was actually helping the mother for her Spanish. She doesn't speak English. And I was on the floor with her and everything," said Juli Sacardenas.

The 35-year-old mother is at the hospital but is expected to survive.

Police know of at least one shooter but the description is weak.

Detectives say he's a Hispanic male in his mid-20s.

Neighbors want to know why this happened.

A lot of young families live in the apartment complex.

Residents want this shooter found before another child gets caught in the crossfire.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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