PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey family took their 12-year-old daughter off life support Monday night, after a stray bullet struck her in the head this past weekend.
Genesis Rincon was shot around 8:40 p.m. Saturday while riding her scooter on Rosa Parks Boulevard with two friends, police said.
The girl was reportedly brain dead, and her family spent Monday at her bedside saying their goodbyes while making arrangements to donate her organs, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.
On Monday night, the family took the girl off life support. A family representative said the decision was made to do so a short time earlier.
“It’s very hard. It’s very hard,” said family member Wendy Rodriguez. “She was a very nice little girl – very gentle; very happy.”