Thursday, June 30 2022

George Floyd’s 4-year-old niece is recovering from gunfire on New Years Day while inside a Houston apartment.

The shooting took place just before 3 a.m. in the 3300 block of Yellowstone Boulevard when several shots from outside entered an apartment, the Houston Police Department said.

Two adults and two children were inside.

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Arianna, George Floyd’s niece, was gunned down on New Years Day while inside an apartment. She underwent surgery after being hit by a bullet in the abdomen and ribs.

Floyd’s niece Arianna was shot in the chest which stabbed her ribs, Fox affiliate KRIV-TV reported.

Police did not release the girl’s name, but KRIV-TV and other local media identified her as Floyd’s niece.

The girl’s mother told the media outlet that emergency room staff were slow to respond, so the girl’s father took her to the hospital.

She has undergone surgery and remains in stable condition. On Tuesday evening, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said he opened an internal investigation into the delay in the response.

“I am aware of and have concerns about the delayed response time in this incident and have initiated an internal affairs investigation. I ask the city to continue to pray for the full recovery of the child and to help provide information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible, “he said in a statement released by the ministry.

Floyd, 46, lived in Houston before moving to Minnesota. He died in police custody in May 2020 when former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin rested his knee on Floyd’s neck while he was on the ground for more than nine minutes.

Three other police officers at the scene did not respond and have since been fired and charged in connection with the death. Chauvin was convicted of unintentional second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter and was sentenced in June to 22.5 years in prison.


Floyd’s death sparked a wave of global protests that sparked efforts to overhaul policing tactics and the way policing is funded.


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