9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith from Minneapolis who was shot in the head while attending a friend’s birthday party and jumping on a trampoline succumbed to her injuries.
FOX 9 reported that sweet Trinity was fighting for her life for nearly two weeks before she died.
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder shared the devastating news. “For the last 12 days, she fought for her life and today that fight ended. At 4:04 p.m. she was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”
Trinity Ottoson-Smith, the 9-year-old Minneapolis girl shot in the head May 15 while playing on a trampoline, has died. She was the second of three children shot in the city. https://t.co/gY9IgMcWu6
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) May 28, 2021
After she was struck by a bullet, Trinity was rushed to North Memorial Health Hospital and placed in critical condition.
“Our officers who showed up at this scene with the nine-year-old girl critically injured with a gunshot to her head knowingly violated policy by picking this girl up, running her to the squad and taking her to the hospital, doing what they could to save her life. That’s who the Minneapolis Police Department is,” Elder said.
24. Day’shawn Bills was shot and killed on May 20th, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN while playing video games at his grandma’s and someone began shooting into the house. He was only 12. pic.twitter.com/AbXiHcbGT1
— Leonydus Johnson (leave/me/alone) (@LeonydusJohnson) May 24, 2021
Sadly, Trinity is just one of three children who suffered from gun violence in North Minneapolis within weeks of one another.
Six-year-old Aniya Allen was also killed by a gun while she was driving with her parents. 10-year-old Ladavionne Garrett Jr. who was shot in the same manner, while being in a vehicle with his parents, remains in critical condition.
None of the cases has been solved, and currently, there is a $30,000 reward for any information that could lead to the wrongdoers in the three cases.
The grieving families are urging the country to wage war on gun violence.
Rest in peace.