The shots rang out shortly before 3 a.m. According to a report from the City of Houston, a shooting erupted on the night of December 31 to January 1 in an apartment in the 3300 block of Yellowstone Blvd. “One or more suspects shot at an apartment where there were four adults and two children,” Houston Police Department inspectors A. Carroll and J. Roberts said in a statement. One of the children was shot in the chest. She was taken to hospital in a private vehicle, underwent surgery and is currently in stable condition.

The 4-year-old victim has been identified as Arianna Delane, the great niece of African-American George Floyd, killed in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 by police officer Derek Chauvin. The girl was sleeping peacefully in her bed when the bullet woke her up. “My daughter jumped out of bed and said ‘Daddy, I was hit!’ Her father, Derrick Delane, tells ABC13. I was speechless until I saw the blood and understood that my 4 year old daughter was really touched. She didn’t know what was going on. She was sleeping. ” Victim of a perforated lung and liver and three broken ribs, Arianna is now out of danger.

Houston police questioned

Houston police did not arrive at the scene until around 7 a.m., four hours after the shooting, according to Derrick Delane. Police chief Troy Finner has ordered an investigation into the matter. “I have some concerns about the response time in this incident and have initiated an investigation with Internal Affairs, he said Tuesday January 4. I ask the community to pray for the recovery of this child and share with us any information that might help arrest those responsible. “

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