USC women’s basketball recruit Aliah Gayles has been admitted to hospital after being shot multiple times at a party in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday.
Gayles, 18, was one of the country’s top girls basketball players at the only Jordan brand classic basketball camp invited by Michael Jordan over the weekend. Point Guard is ranked 8th in the country by ESPN.
The USC recruit and Spring Valley High School senior was shot 10 times at a house party in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Sources said four people, including two minors, were shot dead Review-Journal On sunday. They are expected to survive.
NY Post Report Giles underwent two emergency surgeries late Saturday night. He was listed in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen and leg.
Gayles’ father Dwight Gayles has blamed himself for his daughter’s thug life.
“I know there are some who will say it’s my fault and I’m taking full responsibility for it but please keep my baby girl in Las Vegas in your prayers,” Dwight tweeted with a picture of her holding her baby Alia. “I will give an update to all those who support Alia but she is OK, she always does, thanks to all the true fighters.”
I know there are some who will say it is my fault and I take full responsibility for it but please keep my baby girl in your prayers Las Vegas. I will give an update to all those who support Alia but she is OK she will make it like always thank you all ??? A true warrior pic.twitter.com/NxtSFc5Wyv
– D.Gayles (@ DGayles3) April 17, 2022
Dwight confirmed to Fox 5 News that Alia had been shot 10 times, with further surgery scheduled for Monday, April 18.
USC women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb has issued a statement to ESPN.
“Alia is one of the strongest, most resilient young people I know. I have no doubt that she will continue to face this unprecedented situation with courage and determination. We will continue to support her and her parents in whatever way we can.”
Gayles is the first Las Vegas Valley player to be named McDonald’s All American since 2010.
No arrests have been made in the shooting. A Gofandmi Made to help meet Alia’s medical expenses.