Senator Champion Statement on tragic death of Trinity Ottoson-Smith

Nine-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a stray bullet on May 15th and passed away yesterday at North Memorial Health Hospital. Trinity is the second child to pass away of three children who were shot in North Minneapolis in recent weeks.

In response to the tragic shooting death, Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement:

“I offer my most sincere condolences to the family of Trinity Ottoson-Smith as they mourn her loss. My heart is heavy with the pain of knowing that Trinity had her entire life ahead of her, but it was senselessly cut short by gun violence.”

“We must come together in a collective fashion to keep our community safe and to create a future where our children have an opportunity to live a life free from the anxiety, trauma, pain, and constant threat of gun violence.”

A prayer vigil will be held at 6:30 PM tonight with faith and community leaders to initiate the 21 Days of Peace and to pray for the families of those impacted by gun violence in recent weeks. The vigil will take place at the Sanctuary Church Greenspace at 710 West Broadway Ave N in North Minneapolis.

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Bobby Joe Champion represents District 59, which includes portions of downtown and north Minneapolis in Hennepin County. He is also an attorney.

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