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10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies
10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies

Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone apparently fired a gun into the air to add to the celebration. Amid the jubilation, the 10-year-old fell to the ground, the warmth and color draining from her body after she was hit by a falling bullet. Her family initially thought that she had fainted, but the wound would prove fatal. Aaliyah was pronounced dead Thursday at a Delaware hospital after two days on life support. Such injuries and deaths from wayward bullets are all too frequent,...

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