Arianna Delane Wiki – Arianna Delane Biography
Arianna Delane, George Floyd’s niece, was shot while sleeping in her bed in a Houston apartment on January 1, 2022, police and her family say. No arrests have been made. Her family told ABC 13 they think their home was targeted, but police have not determined a motive or suspects in the shooting.
She is 4 years old.
George Floyd’s Niece Shot in Her Bed
The shooting happened about 2:55 a.m. at 3322 Yellowstone Boulevard, according to a Houston Police Department press release. The 4-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital, and she is expected to survive, authorities said.
“Why would my house get shot up? My daughter doesn’t know. I can’t explain that to her. As the father, you’re supposed to protect the kids,” her father, Derrick Delane, told ABC 13.
This is 4-year-old Arianna. She was front and center at the marches and rallies in her Uncle George Floyd’s case.
On Saturday around 3 a.m., her father tells me she was asleep in her bed when someone fired several shots at their apartment. Arianna was hit in her torso. pic.twitter.com/Cpo1oFwase
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) January 4, 2022
“A suspect or suspects fired several shots into an apartment at the above address as four adults and two children were inside the apartment,” the Houston Police said in the press release.
“One of the children was struck in the torso. She was transported in a private vehicle to an area hospital where she underwent surgery and is currently in stable condition. At this time, there is no suspect description or motive in the shooting.”
Delane told ABC 13 his daughter was sleeping in her second-story bedroom when the shooting occurred, “My daughter jumped up and said, ‘Daddy, I’ve been hit and I was shocked until I saw the blood and I realized my 4-year-old daughter was really hit.
She didn’t know what was going on. She was asleep.” The news station reports that she suffered a punctured lung and three broken ribs. She was driven to the hospital by her mother, Delane told the news station.
Arianna Delane Condition
Arianna is still recovering in a local hospital in Houston, according to police and her family. Her father told Click 2 Houston, “She’s healing very fast. The last time I checked on her she was breathing on her own. She was doing really great.” He told ABC 13 the family feels fortunate that Arianna was not killed in the shooting.
Arianna is George Floyd’s great-niece. Her mother, Bianca Williams, is his niece. Williams’s mother, LaTonya Floyd, is Floyd’s sister. George Floyd was a Houston native, and he was buried in his home city after he was killed by a Minneapolis Police officer in 2020. According to her family, Arianna has been at protests, rallies, and memorials held in Houston for her great uncle.
The Houston Police Department’s Major Assaults Division is investigating. Police said in a statement, “Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.”