The 19-year-old daughter of American Comedian, Rickey Smiley was shot three times during a road incident in Houston, Texas over the weekend.
While speaking during his Rickey Smiley Morning Show on Monday, July 6, He said: “I wasn’t even going to say anything about this. I’ve been dealing with this all morning, sitting up here with butterflies in my stomach trying to do the show. My youngest daughter was shot last night. She’s in the hospital right now… I’m just so angry.
“I go to bed around 8:30 or 9 o’clock, and I woke up to text messages,
“The fact that she’s laying up in the hospital and probably going to have to go into surgery… She’s just crying, she’s scared, I can’t get to her and I just hate it.”
Later in the day, Smiley shared on Instagram that his daughter “made it out of her operation.” He thanked everyone for their prayers, adding that she’s “doing great.”
His daughter, Aaryn also posted about the incident on her Instagram Story, sharing a photo of a blood-soaked car seat.
She wrote: “This is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to me. I won’t be out of the hospital for a while nor will I be able to walk for a while due to nerve damage,
“I’m so sorry if I can’t respond to everyone but please know I’m thankful for all of the messages.”
In another post from her hospital bed, Aaryn revealed that her legs were struck by “armored rifle bullets” designed to penetrate ballistic armor.
“The (bullet) that would have hit me in the head was not (an armored rifle bullet) and ended up lodged in the car,” she revealed. “God. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to be alive right now.”