George Floyd's nephew, 4, was shot dead on New Year's Day in his bed, family members said. And the Houston Police Department has opened an internal investigation into its "delayed response" to the incident.
Several shots were fired at the apartment just before 3am on Saturday when four adults and two children were inside, police said in a statement Tuesday.
One of the children, identified by relatives as Arianna Delane, was hit in the waist, police said.
The family took him to hospital, where he underwent surgery, relatives said, adding that he had recovered.
Police said there was no immediate statement from the suspect about the shooting.
Speaking to NBC affiliated with the KPRC of Houston, Derrick Delane, Arianna's father, described the tragic incident.
"My daughter jumped up and said she had been beaten," he said. "I saw blood, bleeding, and I grabbed her."
Derrick Delane said his wife took them to the hospital.
Thirteen people, including seven children, were killed in a rowhouse fire in Philadelphia, officials said.
“She is recovering very quickly. When I last looked at her, she was breathing on her own. He did very well, ”he said.
Houston police chief Troy Finner said he had opened an internal investigation into the department's handling of the incident.
"I am aware of and concerned about the response time to this incident and have begun an internal investigation," Finner said in a separate statement on Tuesday.
"I urge the city to continue to pray for the child's full recovery and to assist in providing information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect or accused," he said.
Arianna was attending a protest in honor of Floyd, who died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer then Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 9 1/2 minutes while holding him hostage.Arianna was attending a protest in honor of Floyd, who died on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer then Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for 9 1/2 minutes while holding him hostage.
Floyd's death has sparked protests and protests around the world against racial injustice and police brutality. Chauvin was convicted of murder in Floyd's death last April.