Aaliyah Salazar GoFundMe
Aaliyah Salazar was fatally shot on August 7, 2022, while filming a TikTok video with two other teen girls at a home in Monte Vista, Colorado. According to police reports, the other girls present at the scene shot the teen in the head.
In connection with the death of 14-year-old Aaliyah Salazar, two juveniles and one adult were arrested.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit reviewed by KRDO-TV, the teen was shot in the head while dancing with a Glock 19 pistol.
On Monday, August 8, 2022, the bereaved family launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Aaliyah Salazar’s headstone and other funeral expenses. A Salazar family member, Jessica Ornelas, described the teen girl as her grandfather, Gary Salazar’s “whole world.”
The Salazar family wrote about their little girl’s untimely death:
“Aaliyah had recently graduated from the 8th grade at Monte Vista Middle School and would have been a freshman at Monte Vista High School this year. Aaliyah was Gary’s whole world, he loved his baby girl so much. This year has been a rough one on the Salazar family as a whole. As a family we are asking for donations to help with Aaliyah’s headstone, any amount that you could possibly spare would be greatly appreciated.”
As of Wednesday, August 31, 2022, the fundraiser, organized by Jessica Ornelas, had raised $4,230 of the stated goal of $5,000 through more than 50 donations.