A NINE-year-old girl has died nearly two weeks after being shot in the head on a trampoline in Minneapolis.
Trinity Rayne Ottoson-Smith was shot on May 15 while bouncing around with other children.
The shooter was in a red four-door Ford vehicle that drove away after firing at a residence, police said.
Trinity was rushed to North Memorial Health Hospital where she remained in a critical condition for just under two weeks.
She died from the gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon.
“For the last 12 days, she fought for her life and today that fight ended,” Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said.
“At 4:04 pm she was pronounced deceased at the hospital.”
He added: “Our officers who showed up at this scene with the 9-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.”
The manner of death was determined to be homicide, according to a report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
“She did not deserve this,” Nicole Ottoson, Trinity’s mom said on a GoFundMe created to to support Trinity.
“She has plans to change the world. She wants to be a teacher,” Ms Ottoson said.
“She loves making Tik Toks, doing art, doing makeup, playing Roblox with her friends, playing with her siblings, going on adventures, riding her bike, playing soft ball and basketball and doing gymnastics.
“She has been my shadow. Everyone who knows Trinity loves her.”
The fundraiser has so far raised over $52,000.
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