Aaliyah Gayles was shot multiple times while attending a house party in North Las Vegas over the weekend, the school confirmed to ESPN. The USC women’s basketball commit was one of four people who were shot when a fight broke out inside a Las Vegas home.
Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Gayles had to have two emergency surgeries to repair her injuries. All four people had to be hospitalized, but are expected to survive.
Gayles’ father, who stated she was shot 10 times, updated her condition after she had her third surgery.
“God is good all the time and all the time God is good
can’t ansr everyone at one time so I come here to let everyone know that 3rd surgery went very well and we expect a full recovery thank you, everyone, for your support”
Gayles had originally committed to the Trojans, but de-committed after former head coach Mark Trakh announced his retirement. However, she would end up recommitting to USC and new head coach Lindsay Gottlieb this past August.
Gayles, who starred as a point guard for the Las Vegas-based Spring Valley High School, is one of the top recruits in the nation and recently played in the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game.