By Laverne McGee/BNC Journalist
Popular comedian and syndicated radio show host Rickey Smiley is trying to help his daughter get through the trauma of being shot. I spoke with him from his studio in Dallas, Texas about how they are dealing with the terrifying incident since her release from the hospital.
19-year-old Aaryn Smiley was driving to Whataburger last Sunday night in Houston, when she was shot at about 8:45pm. There have been no arrests in the case but Smiley says it may have been a road rage incident and she was caught in the crossfire. The teenager was shot in the leg and had surgery, but Smiley says the mental trauma of being shot is going to be with her long after her physical wounds heel.
Smiley knows firsthand about that because he said he was shot back on the ‘90’s after being near the scene of crime he had nothing to do with him. He says PTSD is a big concern because even though she will physically recover, the shock and fear may be with her for a long time.
Smiley also maked a plea to the community to stop violence against each other.