HOUSTON (AP) The extended families of a Houston-area girl who was the lone survivor when her parents and four siblings were fatally shot at their home have asked that a fundraising effort established for her be halted.
More than $400,000 has been donated in a month to an online site for 15-year-old Cassidy Stay.
The families of her father and mother said in a statement Monday that it's "an amazing milestone" and they're grateful. They're asking that donations intended for Cassidy be directed elsewhere and hope people will reach out to others with the same love that's been shown to them.
Cassidy survived by playing dead as her family was killed at their home July 9 in the Houston suburb of Spring. She then called police and identified the gunman.
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