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Let’s send out some prayers for Rickey Smiley and his daughter, Aaryn.

Yesterday morning during Gary’s Tea, Smiley shared that his daughter was shot in Houston over the Fourth of July weekend while on her way to get something to eat at a Whataburger.

Rickey added that Aaryn is in the hospital recovering. She is doing well, he said, and will need to have surgery.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!