8-year-old girl shot dead, and everyone wants answers: Will $50K get them?
Authorities in Camden County are now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in Wednesday's shooting that led to the death of an 8-year-old Camden girl who was inadvertently shot in the head.
On Sunday, the Camden County Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley announced that the reward for information was being increased thanks several recent donations.
Gabrielle Hill Carter was playing on the sidewalk in front of her home on the 900 block of South 8th Street just before 8:30 p.m. when a group of people on the street began firing at another person. Gabby was caught in the crossfire. She was taken to Cooper University Hospital where she fought for her life for two days. She died Friday, her father said.
According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, contributions from several parties led to an increase in the reward. Donations were made by the Norcross family and Packetalk, a firm that provides Eye in the Sky cameras and other public safety technology in Camden. Also, Vahan and Danielle Gureghian, the founders of CSMI, LLC, which manages the Camden Community Charter School, made a donation and are also paying for Gabby’s funeral expenses, authorities said.
Police are continuing to ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Citizens Crime Commission. Anonymous tips can be give by calling 215-546-TIPS or 877- 345-TIPS.
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