I am disheartened to report Aaliyah Gayles, a Spring Valley High School basketball star is recovering after being shot 10 times at a North Las Vegas house party.
Aaliyah was one of four people shot at the party on Saturday evening after a fight occurred.
Her father confirmed to FOX5 via Facebook that his daughter was shot 10 times.
On Easter Sunday, Aaliyah underwent two surgeries, but she is in stable condition and doing well.
She is scheduled to undergo one more surgery on Monday evening.
Aaliyah’s father took to Twitter on Sunday night and posted a photo of himself holding her when she was a baby.
The tweet read:
I know there is some that will say it’s my fault and I take full responsibility for it but please please keep my baby girl in your prayers Las Vegas. I will give everyone that support Aaliyah an update but she’s ok she go make it like always thank you all???????????? true warrior
See his original tweet below.
Aaliyah Gayles, who is a senior at Las Vegas’ Spring Valley High School, is a point guard, a five-star recruit, and ranked number 8 in the nation by ESPN.
She recently played in the McDonald’s All American Game and Brand Jordan Classic.
Gayle has committed to USC.
Trojans coach Lindsay Gottlieb said in a statement:
Aaliyah is one of the strongest, most resilient young people I have ever known.
I have no doubt she will continue to face this unfathomable situation with courage and resolve.
We will continue to support her and her parents in every way that we possibly can.
A $10,000 GoFundMe has been set up to assist in Aaliyah’s medical costs.
The shooter has not been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.
Source: FOX 5 Vegas