GEORGE Floyd’s four-year-old great-niece was shot while in her bed in an attack at their Houston family home after she attended several protests last year.
According to ABC13, the bullet was fired by an unidentified suspect, or suspects, who shot into her family’s Texas house.
Arianna, 4, underwent surgery after being shot and is expected to survive.
According to her father, Arianna remains in the hospital with a punctured lung and liver and three broken ribs.
At the time of the shooting, four adults and two children were inside the home on Yellowstone Blvd in south Houston.
The father said Arianna was sleeping in her bed when the shooting took place.
“My daughter jumped up and said, ‘Daddy, I been hit,'” he told ABC 13, through tears.
He said the tot hopes to be a cheerleader or a dancer, and he hopes she’s still able to achieve her dreams.
Police have not yet given a description of the shooter and haven’t disclosed a potential motive.
The child reportedly attended several protests last year to honor her slain uncle.
ABC 13 aired footage last year of the family, including Arianna, reacting to Derek Chauvin being found guilty in Floyd’s murder.
Arianna’s mom is Floyd‘s niece Bianca, whose mother is his sister, LaTonya.
Floyd was the oldest of George Perry and Larcenia Jones Floyd’s five children.
His two brothers are Rodney and Philonise, and his other sister is Bridgett.
‘I CAN’T BREATHE’
Floyd died on May 25, 2020, shortly after being arrested for allegedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes at a grocery store.
His death triggered worldwide protests against racism and police brutality.
Chauvin, one of the police officers involved, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd.
Soon after the tragic incident, a video surfaced of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he was lying on the ground for more than nine minutes.
Floyd’s dying words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry for street demonstrators.
The city of Minneapolis identified three other officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J Alexander Kueng, who witnessed Floyd’s death and did nothing to intervene.
All officers have been fired from the department.