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FBI, Philadelphia 76ers Increase Reward to $76K in Deadly Shooting

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

The reward has gone up to $76,000 for information on the death of an 8-year-old Camden girl killed when she was caught in the middle of gang-related gunfire. Gabby Hill-Carter would have started third grade on Monday. (Published Monday, Aug. 29, 2016)

The FBI and the Philadelphia 76ers gave money to increase the reward for information on the death of a young girl who was shot and killed in Camden last week.

Camden County Police announced Monday the reward for information in the case of 8-year-old Gabby Hill-Carter increased to $76,000 after contributions were made by the FBI and the Sixers. The reward had previously increased from $24,000 to $50,000 Sunday after philanthropist and Democratic Party leader George E. Norcross contributed $26,000.

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."