Girl, 10, dies from bullet fired in New Year celebration
Posted: Jan 03, 2013 3:07 PM ESTUpdated: Jan 04, 2013 11:05 AM EST
By Myles Snyder -
MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) -
A 10-year-old Lancaster County girl has died as the result of a bullet that struck her in the head while she was celebrating the New Year at a relative's home in Maryland.
Aaliyah Boyer, of Manheim, died Thursday morning at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, where she had been in critical condition since the incident Tuesday night, according to a family spokesman.
Boyer while watching a fireworks display in Elkton, Maryland when she was struck by the stray bullet that apparently had been fired as part of the New Year's celebration.
Police have not determined out who fired the shot.
A vigil for Boyer will be held on the square in Manheim from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Neighbors planning the vigil say Boyer was a sweet girl who you always saw running -- and never walking.
Boyer's mother told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that her home in Delaware has been burglarized since the shooting, and all of the children's Christmas presents were stolen. Boyer lived with her grandmother.
She also told the television station that there have been fake Facebook funds set up to raise money for the family.
She said the correct information would be made public once a memorial account is set up.