Kim Kardashian West Leaves Hospital After Visiting Racquel Smith, Injured Wife of Slain Saints Player Will Smith

04/12/2016 AT 05:15 PM EDT

Kim Kardashian West flew to New Orleans to comfort her close friend Racquel Smith at her hospital bedside.

After catching an overnight flight out of Los Angeles on Monday night, a new set of photos exclusive to PEOPLE show Kardashian West leaving University Hospital with family friend Khadijah Haqq on Tuesday after visiting Raquel, the wounded widow of former NFL player Will Smith who was killed over the weekend.

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Kim Kardashian West

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The incident took place Saturday, and police alleged that Racquel and Will were shot by a man named Cardell Hayes after an argument ensued over Hayes rear-ending the Smith's vehicle with his Hummer.

Will was fatally shot while Racquel suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg. An official previously told PEOPLE that her injury was non-life-threatening.



Kim Kardashian West Leaves Hospital After Visiting Racquel Smith, Injured Wife of Slain Saints Player Will Smith| Crime & Courts, Death, Murder, People Scoop, TV News, Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West (right) and Khadijah Haqq

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Kim Kardashian West Leaves Hospital After Visiting Racquel Smith, Injured Wife of Slain Saints Player Will Smith| Crime & Courts, Death, Murder, People Scoop, TV News, Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West (right) and Khadijah Haqq

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Hayes, 28, has been arrested in connection with Will's death and is held on one count of second-degree murder, according to jail records. He will also be charged with aggravated battery in the shooting of Racquel.

Kim Kardashian West Leaves Hospital After Visiting Racquel Smith, Injured Wife of Slain Saints Player Will Smith| Crime & Courts, Death, Murder, People Scoop, TV News, Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West (right) and Khadijah Haqq

Pacific Coast News

Kardashian West, who likely got to know the Smiths while she was dating Will's former New Orleans Saints teammate Reggie Bush, took to Twitter Sunday to share her heartfelt condolences over the tragedy to Racquel.


"My heart breaks for my sweet friend Rockie," she wrote alongside a photo of the two women. "I'm deeply saddened by your loss."


"Will, you were an angel to your family on earth and you will continue to be in the life after. May God bless you!" she added.


"Sending so many prayers to her & her family!" continued the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. "May the Lord surround her & her children with love and protection during this devastating time."

In addition to Racquel, Will is survived by his three children – two sons and a daughter – according to WWL-TV.
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