One of the murals paying homage to George Floyd is seen in Houston on June 2, 2020
One of the murals paying homage to George Floyd is seen in Houston on June 2, 2020 GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / SERGIO FLORES

Houston police continue to investigate a New Year's Day shooting that wounded Arriana Delane, a 4-year-old girl and niece of George Floyd, the unarmed Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020 and whose death led to nationwide protests calling for an end to police brutality.

A gunman fired several shots at the family's apartment on Saturday before 3 a.m. local time. A bullet hit Delane in the torso while she was asleep in a bedroom.

"My daughter jumped up and said, 'Daddy, I've been hit' and I was shocked until I seen the blood and I realized my 4-year-old daughter was really hit," her father Derrick Delane told local media.

Arriana Delane's mother drove her to the hospital where she underwent surgery. She is currently in stable condition.

Family members say she has a punctured lung and three broken ribs and remains. Her father said she is healing “very fast” she’s breathing on her own and “doing really great.”

Derrick Delane believes the incident was a targeted shooting and slammed the police's slow response to the incident. He said it took officers about four hours to arrive at the scene.

“Why did my house get shot up?” he said. "My daughter don't know. I can't explain that to her. As the father, you're supposed to protect the kids."

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner is aware of the poor response time and launched an internal affairs investigation into the incident.

“I ask the city continue to pray for the child's full recovery and assist in providing information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible," Finner said.

Police do not yet have a suspect, motive, or a description of the shooter.