Minn. Girl, 9, Is Fatally Shot While Jumping on Trampoline with Her Friends
Police have yet to make an arrest in the killing of Trinity Ottoson-Smith
Nearly two weeks after being hit by a stray bullet while jumping on a trampoline, 9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith died Thursday at a Minneapolis hospital.
"For the last 12 days, she fought for her life and today that fight ended," Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder told reporters. "At 4:04 p.m., she was pronounced deceased at the hospital."
Trinity was shot in the head on May 15 in north Minneapolis during a child's birthday party.
Trinity was playing on a trampoline when she was struck by gunfire.
She was rushed to North Memorial Health Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
No one else was hurt in the shooting.
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According to police, the shooter fired bullets at a residence from a nearby alleyway, and one of those bullets struck Trinity, who was jumping with friends.
A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help cover the costs of Trinity's medical expenses and now her funeral.
The page says the little girl wanted to be a teacher one day.
She enjoyed making TikTok videos, playing Roblox with her friends, going on adventures, riding her bike, playing softball and basketball and doing gymnastics.
A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Information can be called in to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or submitted via crimestoppersmn.org.