Trojans ladies’s basketball commit Gayles shot

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USC ladies’s basketball commit Aaliyah Gayles was shot a number of instances at a home celebration in North Las Vegas over the weekend, in keeping with the college.

Gayles, 18, was one among 4 individuals shot after a combat occurred contained in the residence, the Las Vegas Evaluate-Journal reported, citing police. The 4 individuals had been hospitalized with survivable gunshot wounds, per the Evaluate-Journal.

Gayles had two emergency surgical procedures Sunday morning, sources instructed the newspaper.

Gayles, some extent guard who attends Las Vegas’ Spring Valley Excessive College, is the No. 8 recruit within the class of 2022, in keeping with ESPN HoopGurlz rankings, and lately performed within the McDonald’s All-American Recreation and Jordan Model Basic.

“I do know there may be some that may say it’s my fault and I take full duty for it however please please maintain my child woman in your prayers Las Vegas,” Gayles’ father, Dwight, tweeted Sunday evening. “I’ll give everybody that help Aaliyah an replace however she’s okay she go make it like all the time thanks all, true warrior.”

Gayles had de-committed from USC following the retirement of former coach Mark Trakh earlier than re-committing to the Trojans beneath new coach Lindsay Gottlieb in August.

“Aaliyah is among the strongest, most resilient younger individuals I’ve ever recognized,” Gottlieb mentioned in an announcement to ESPN on Sunday evening. “I’ve little doubt she’s going to proceed to face this unfathomable scenario with braveness and resolve. We’ll proceed to help her and her mother and father in each means that we probably can.”

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