Child shot in Minneapolis, 3rd young victim in recent weeks

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another young child has been shot in Minneapolis, the third youngster hit by gunfire in recent weeks, according to police.

The preteen girl was shot on the city’s north side about 11:30 p.m. and was brought to Hennepin County Medical Center. There’s no word on her condition.

Police did not give her age, but community members tell the Star Tribune that she is as young as seven. The circumstances of how the girl was struck by gunfire were not disclosed.

Another young girl was shot Saturday while bouncing on a trampoline with friends in the backyard of a home in the Jordan neighborhood.

Nine-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital, where dozens of relatives, neighbors and community outreach workers gathered for the second consecutive night on to pray for her recovery. She was in critical condition as.

The weekend shooting comes just two weeks after another child, 10-year-old Ladavionne Garrett Jr., was shot while riding in a vehicle in Minneapolis. Garrett remains in critical condition at North Memorial.

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