Norcross Family Ups Reward to $50K in Deadly Shooting of Camden Girl - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Norcross Family Ups Reward to $50K in Deadly Shooting of Camden Girl

An innocent bystander, Gabby Hill-Carter passed away Friday afternoon after she was removed from life support, officials said

Reward up to $50K in Shooting of Girl

The Norcross family has raised the reward offer up to $50,000 in the shooting of a Camden girl. The girl died after being taken off life support. (Published Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016)

A prominent political family donated money to increase the reward for information on the death of a young girl who was shot and killed in Camden last week.

Officials announced Sunday that philanthropist and Democratic Party leader George E. Norcross contributed $26,000 to the reward for information in the case of 8-year-old Gabby Hill-Carter, bringing the total to $50,000.

Hill-Carter, an 8-year-old who lived in Camden, was shot in the head after being caught in a crossfire, police said.

She died Friday when her family chose to remove her from life support, officials told NBC10. Hill-Carter was in extremely critical condition since Wednesday night when she was caught in the middle of a gang shooting at S. 8th and Spruce streets.

She suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was rushed to Cooper University Trauma Center for treatment.

But Friday afternoon, Hill-Carter's family said their goodbyes to the girl. They sat by her side as she drew her last breath.

Gabby Hill-Carter, 8, was hit in the head by a stray bullet during a gang related shooting in Camden, New Jersey, police said. She remains hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital in critical condition.
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Camden County Police, state prosecutors and federal agents have been searching for four men believed to be involved in the shooting.

Hundreds of loved ones gathered on the same block where the girl was killed Saturday night for a candlelight vigil.

"I love my baby so much and I wish she was still here," said the girl's mother Marissa.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the Camden tip line at (856) 757-7042 or the Citizen's Crime Commission at (215) 546-TIPS.

"Feel the pain that the family is feeling and then come forward," said Darryl Mack, the girl's uncle. "See the visuals. Hear our voices."