Sacramento, California—The 3-year-old girl was shot in South Sacramento by a stray bullet. She was pronounced brain dead last week, according to UC Davis Medical Center spokesperson.
Azalya Anderson was shot on September 13. She was in her home located at the 7400 block of Della Circle when a bullet fired near the street penetrated a living room and hit her, as Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.
The 3-year-old girl was transported to the hospital. The girl remained in critical condition for several days. She didn’t respond to treatment on Friday and was evaluated by the doctors at UC Davis Medical Center for signs of brain death.
The little girl was examined twice on Friday at 11.50 a.m. and on Saturday.
Azalia’s family took her off the organ support. Pamela Wu, spokeswoman for the medical center said her family set the 5 p.m. time so there would be time for goodbyes. She said in these cases they work with the families, and once they are ready, the organ support is discontinued.
There is a fundraising for Azalya’s care. Any support will be appreciated by the family. Anyone who is interested in donating money, visit GoFundMe account.
No suspects or motives have been identified by the investigators for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 916-848-5115.