Family of 12-year-old girl shot while riding scooter in New Jersey donating her organs

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 1:20 AM

PATERSON, N.J. — A 12-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood will help save the lives of others as an organ donor.

The Rev. Della Fischer, a spokeswoman for the family of Genesis Rincon, says Genesis was removed from life support late Monday night and her organs are being donated.

Fischer said early Tuesday the family was waiting for the organ donation process to be completed and then, "We'll be saying our final goodbyes."

Paterson police detective Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez told NJ.com that the girl was declared brain-dead on Sunday.

Paterson police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis was struck at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday. Two other children who were with her were not injured.

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