Arianna, a four-year-old grand-niece to late George Floyd, was reportedly shot while sleeping on her bed during the early hours of New Year’s Day.
The bullet was fired by an unidentified suspect, or suspects, who shot into her family’s Texas house.
Although the bullet punctured her lung and liver and also broke three ribs, reports by ABC13 Houston claim she is in stable condition after an emergency surgery.
Narrating the incident to newsmen, Arianna’s father said Derrick Delane said; after the shooting occured at 3am “my daughter jumped up and said, ‘Daddy, I been hit.”
He added that authorities did not show up to the residence until 7 a.m. — four hours after the shooting occurred.
Fox affiliate KRIV reports that Floyd’s sister, LaTonya, said that EMTs took so long to arrive at the residence that Ariana’s father had to drive her to the hospital.
Police Chief Troy Finner who confirmed that there was a delayed response, said;
“I am aware and have concerns regarding the delayed response time in this incident and have initiated an Internal Affairs investigation.
I ask the city continue to pray for the child’s full recovery and assist in providing information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible.”
At the time of the shooting which occurred around 3a.m, four adults and two children were inside the home on Yellowstone Blvd in South Houston.
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Arianna is a grandniece of George Floyd who died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis officer in May 2020.