Smiley, 51, fought again tears as he revealed on his Birmingham, Alabama morning radio present that his youngest daughter, Aaryn, was struck on her strategy to a Whataburger in Houston on Sunday night time.
“I’m simply so indignant proper now,” Smiley mentioned.
“I am going to mattress round 8:30 or 9 o’ clock, and I woke as much as textual content messages,” he continued.
“The truth that she’s laying up within the hospital and possibly going to have to enter surgical procedure … She’s simply crying, she’s scared, and I simply hate it.”
The teenager, a scholar at Baylor College, was caught between two folks firing at one another whereas ready at a pink mild and was hit thrice, Smiley mentioned.
She was in surgical procedure at a Houston hospital on Monday, he later tweeted.
“Thanks in your prayers or our daughter,” he wrote. “I actually recognize the help!”
In a YouTube video titled “Thank God for Defending My Daughter,” Smiley vented his frustration at gun violence across the nation over the vacation weekend.
“At present might have been completely different,” he mentioned. “I might have been on the funeral house … with the households [of those] killed in DC, in Atlanta and all of the folks killed in Chicago.”
“Somebody has obtained to bury their youngster,” Smiley continued. “I’m fortunate mine continues to be residing.”