George Floyd’s 4-year-old niece shot in sleep as house indiscriminately fired upon

The 4-year-old was sleeping when someone fired several shots into their building. Arianna is George Floyd’s niece. [Photo: Twitter/Newsistaan]

George Floyd’s 4-year-old niece was shot while sleeping in her bed on Saturday after a gunman opened fire on her home in Houston Texas, international media reported quoting Houston police.

Reports quoting police said that the victim, Arianna, was shot in the torso and is in stable condition after emergency surgery. The bullet punctured her lung and liver and also broke three ribs, ABC 13 Houston said. Her family identified her as Floyd’s niece.

Arianna was one of four adults and two kids who were in the Houston apartment around 3 am. when it was bombarded with bullets, reports said.

Quoting police statement, it said they do not know if it was one person or multiple people firing the shots. Cops have no suspects and don’t know a possible motive.

Arianna was asleep in her bed when she was shot, according to ABC 13 Houston. Her family often brought her along to marches and rallies calling for justice for her late uncle.

Floyd was an unarmed man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.

His death sparked protests across the US, with demonstrators desperately calling for an end to ‘police violence’.


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