According to a family member 10 year old Aalyiah Boyer was outside watching the New years eve fire works with her family at an Maryland residence, she fell, they thought she passed out and hit her head initially, yet they later found out she had actually been shot in the head.
Her aunt Ashley Rice told NBC10 affiliates…“At first we were like, ‘Hey, what are you doing on the ground? Get up!’” said Rice. “And she didn’t get up.”
Police say Aaliyah was hit by a stray bullet after local residents living on AJS court in Elkton fired their guns to celebrate the New Year. Investigators believe one of the rounds from what they call “celebratory gunfire” struck Aaliyah on top of the head. Read full story from NBC10
According to 6abc : “…Doctors determined last night that Aaliyah was brain dead.
Her mother spent a final night with her daughter at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.
On Thursday morning, the family donated her organs, at least 3 children were saved.
Aaliyah’s heart went to another little girl at the very same hospital.
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