Rickey Smiley reveals that his youngest daughter, Aaryn Smiley was shot this past weekend (July 5) while en route to a Whataburger in Houston.
The New York Post reported that more than 100 Black people were shot in major cities. Rickey Smiley’s daughter, unfortunately, became one of many victims of this bloody holiday week.
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) July 6, 2020
“I wasn’t going to even say anything,” Smiley says, “but I’ve been sitting up here all morning with butterflies in my stomach trying to do a show.” He continued, “my youngest daughter was shot last night.”
After his co-hosts expressed their emotions of shock and concern, Smiley shared that Aaryn is fine. He explained that she was shot three times while on her way to the popular Burger spot and she will soon undergo surgery.
“I’m just so angry right now,” Smiley confesses, “ I’m just trying to do the show and book a flight to Houston.” The comedian was trying to book a flight and couldn’t, due to limited routes. But he will fly into Dallas and make the three-hour drive to Houston for his baby girl.
We will continue to pray for a speedy recovery for Aaryn.