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Vigil held in Manheim for 10-year-old killed New Year’s Day

A vigil was held in Lancaster County Saturday night for a little girl who was accidentally shot and killed New Year’s Day.

Aaliyah Boyer was watching fireworks with her mother in Maryland shortly early Tuesday when a bullet hit her in the top of the head. Police said someone nearby fired the “celebratory shot” into the air shortly after midnight.

“Very sad, very sad. Sometimes hard to wrap around my mind, and of course try to figure out why,” said Beth Ern, a friend of the family who attended the vigil.

Ern was one of several people who came to the square in Manheim Saturday night to share support and stories about Aaliyah.

“It’s really hard, and you just kind of ask, ‘why?’ You just don’t understand,” said Sarah Lee, who came out Saturday night.

Aaliyah’s family plans to donate her organs. No arrests have been made in connection with her death.

Remembering Aaliyah Boyer


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