George Floyd‘s four-year-old niece is recovering after being shot in what appears to be a targeted attack on the late Floyd’s family members in his hometown of Houston.
According to TMZ, the child, Arianna, was struck by a bullet in her torso Saturday (January 1) while she was asleep in her bed. Local ABC 13 News reported that the bullet was fired by an unidentified suspect who opened fire into the family’s home.
Four adults and two children were at the home at the time of the shooting –– just after 3 a.m. New Year’s Day. Several bullets were fired into the home.
Arianna was taken to a local hospital where she underwent surgery and was stabilized. Her father says she suffered damage to multiple organs including a punctured lung and liver, three broken ribs, but she is recovering.
Arianna is actually Floyd’s great-niece; her mother, Bianca, is the daughter of Floyd’s sister, LaTonya.This is 4-year-old Arianna. She was front and center at the marches and rallies in her Uncle George Floyd’s case.
On Saturday around 3 a.m., her father tells me she was asleep in her bed when someone fired several shots at their apartment. Arianna was hit in her torso. pic.twitter.com/Cpo1oFwase
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) January 4, 2022
Police have not made any arrests in the shooting, but Arianna’s family told ABC 13 they know the shooter but believe the incident was “just a coincidence.”
Police are still looking for anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and contact Houston Police Department Major Assaults and Family Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
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