Arianna Delane, 4, was shot at an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Arianna is the beloved niece of George Floyd. The riots that occurred across the United States in Summer 2020 were because of George Floyd being killed by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota.
Arianna was shot on January 1, 2022 inside an apartment unit. The shooting was at 2:55 a.m.
A suspect or suspects fired several shots into an apartment as four adults and two children were inside the apartment. Arianna was struck in the torso while she was sleeping.
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Police took 4 hours to arrive on scene of the shooting; so instead of waiting Arianna was transported in a private vehicle to an area hospital where she underwent surgery and is currently in stable condition.
Arianna suffered a punctured liver, lung, and several broken ribs, but she is expected to survive.
At this time, there is no suspect description or motive in the shooting.
Regarding the 4 hour response time, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner released a statement:
"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 to 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."