George Floyd'sFloyd's niece was seriously wounded in a shooting in Houston.
Arianna Delane was hit with severe damage to various organs. Police reported that one unidentified person fired multiple shots at the apartment.
The four-year-old niece of George Floyd, the African American who was killed in May 2020 by a police officer in Minneapolis, was seriously wounded in a shooting at the Houston apartment where she was staying last Saturday.
The girl, Arianna Delane, was injured while sleeping in a Houston apartment. Another minor and four adults; it emerged Wednesday.
Arianna'sArianna's father, Derrick Delane, told KTRK-TV that his daughter woke up and said she had been injured. It was then that he saw the blood and realized that it had been shot.
A family friend told KHOU local television that Arianna suffers from a perforated lung, a perforated liver, and a broken three ribs.
According to the Houston Police in a statement, in the early morning of January 1, at least one unidentified person shot several times at the apartment in which Floyd'sFloyd's niece was located.
The police report indicates that the little girl was shot in the torso and was transported in a private vehicle to a hospital where she was operated on. The girl is in stable condition after the operation.
Derrick Delane criticized the police action because, he said, the officers did not arrive at the apartment until four hours after the shooting.
Arianna'sArianna's aunt, Tiffany Hall, has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the girl and her mother, Bianca Williams. She notes that her niece ""is fighting for her life"" and requested help so that the family can move to another location.
""Our family has suffered so much since the death of George Floyd. We ask the community to join in with prayers and support as we suffer another tragedy. ""
George Floyd was assassinated in May 2020 by then-Police Officer Dereck Chauvin.
The former police officer, sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder, pressed his knee on Floyd'sFloyd's neck for around nine minutes, causing the victim to suffocate.
Before dying, Floyd repeated several times that he could not breathe, but Chauvin kept pressing his neck until he died.
Chauvin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to violating the victim'svictim's civil rights, thus avoiding another judicial process that could extend the sentence of more than 22 years in prison imposed on him.
The former police officer appeared in federal court to acknowledge that he used excessive force when he pressed his knee to Floyd'sFloyd's neck in May 2020, thereby changing his previously released plea of innocence regarding these charges.
By assuming responsibility for these charges, Chauvin made it possible to reach an agreement with prosecutors in an attempt not only to reduce the 22 and a half years in prison to which he was sentenced but also to avoid, in the worst of the cases, life imprisonment.