ELKTON, Md. - According to a report by ABC Network affiliate WPVI , the home of a family already dealing with the shooting, and death of a 10-year-old, was burglarized.
The family was in the hospital with Aaliyah after she was hit by a bullet in Elkton when some of their Christmas presents were taken.
But even in their grief the family is helping others.
The family has donated her organs to other children. A 3-year-old girl who was in the same hospital is receiving Aaliyah's heart. Her lungs and liver were also donated.
Aaliyah was from Lancaster Pennsylvania, but she was visiting family in Elkton, watching New Year's Eve fireworks with family when she was hit by a celebration bullet and later died.
Her mother, Crystal Blackburn, says they never heard the gunshots over the sound of the fireworks.
"The next thing I knew they carried her in and she was just limp," Blackburn told WPVI. "I thought maybe she passed out because she did have a little bit of blood... but nothing significant."
Blackburn warned people against scam Facebook accounts that have been set up to raise money off their loss.
Local police are investigating this case as a homicide. Officers are searching door to door in the Elkton area looking for information and searching those homes with known firearms.
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