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Girl, 10, dies from bullet fired in New Year celebration
January 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Lancaster County

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
Aaliyah BoyerAaliyah Boyer
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.

Replies

  • JakeandEmmasMom
    January 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

     How sad.  :(

    Around here people started in with fireworks around 10:30.  :-/  At least, I hope it was fireworks.

  • erika9009
    January 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    There needs to be A LOT more attention to this and PSA announcements by some celebs. Not those anti gun videos made for YouTube by some celebs when they also appear in violent gun movies.   What a bunch of hypocrites.


    It really, really baffles me that people shooting in the air do not think their bullet could come down and hit someone.

  • jcrew6
    by jcrew6
    January 4, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Have you seen how many kids were killed on New Years in car crashes? Just as heartbreaking.  

  • PeeperSqueak
    January 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I agree 100% !

    So sad : (

    Quoting erika9009:

    There needs to be A LOT more attention to this and PSA announcements by some celebs. Not those anti gun videos made for YouTube by some celebs when they also appear in violent gun movies.   What a bunch of hypocrites.


    It really, really baffles me that people shooting in the air do not think their bullet could come down and hit someone.


  • SallyMJ
    by SallyMJ
    January 4, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    So sad. Doesn't take a genius to know that when you shoot a bullet up, it comes back down. And states and counties pass laws against it, and it STILL happens almost every year.

  • mikiemom
    January 4, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    unfortunately stupid people with guns kill innocent people.

    there should be a test before you buy a gun just like before you drive a car.

  • jcrew6
    by jcrew6
    January 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Stupid people with cars who passed a test still kill innocent people.  

    Quoting mikiemom:

    unfortunately stupid people with guns kill innocent people.

    there should be a test before you buy a gun just like before you drive a car.


  • mikiemom
    January 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    but the numbers are cut way down because of the tests people have to take to drive a car.

    Quoting jcrew6:

    Stupid people with cars who passed a test still kill innocent people.  

    Quoting mikiemom:

    unfortunately stupid people with guns kill innocent people.

    there should be a test before you buy a gun just like before you drive a car.

     


  • Danyell9301
    January 4, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Very sad. People need to realize that those bullets have to come back down somewhere. 

  • jcrew6
    by jcrew6
    January 4, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    What type of stats are you referring to in your statement, " the numbers are cut way down" 

    Quoting mikiemom:

    but the numbers are cut way down because of the tests people have to take to drive a car.

    Quoting jcrew6:

    Stupid people with cars who passed a test still kill innocent people.  

    Quoting mikiemom:

    unfortunately stupid people with guns kill innocent people.

    there should be a test before you buy a gun just like before you drive a car.




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