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Family, friends attempting to raise money for funeral expenses of Springville teen shot by ex-boyfriend



Springville, Utah — On Wednesday Lily Conroy was shot by Masao Kaanga while the two were at Hobble Creek Park.

While Conroy was taken to a hospital where she remains on life support so that her organs can be donated, Kaanga was found dead at the scene.

Friends of a 17-year-old Springville girl killed are attempting to raise money for her funeral expenses.

According to a GoFundMe page in Lily’s name, she leaves behind her parents and two younger sisters.

The page is hoping to raise up to $20,000 for Lily’s burial.

“Everyone in the community is shocked and saddened by this tragedy that has affected so many. Please consider donating to show your love and support for this family and the horror they are living as they face multiple medical and funeral expenses,” the page reads.

On Thursday night, a vigil was held in Springville for the families and friends of the two teens involved.

“That’s all we can do right now is just love them,” he said. “Wonderful families. They’ve been a part of this community for many, many years and very well respected, loved by everyone, as well as their children. Just amazing people.”

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