Minneapolis (WCCO) — Loved Ones Fill Minneapolis Church for Wednesday A little girl lost in gun violence.
Ania Allen, 6, died two weeks ago from a stray bullet fired outside her North Minneapolis home. A horse-drawn carriage carried Ellen’s body through the streets of Minneapolis to Lakewood Cemetery, where she was laid to rest.
Allen is one of three children who were shot last month in Minneapolis. Nine-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith died last week from injuries sustained after being shot in the head while jumping on a trampoline at a birthday party. Ladavione Garrett Jr. also suffered a head injury from a stray bullet on her way to her grandmother’s home in North Minneapolis in late April. He is still hospitalized.
Police are seeking help in finding out who is responsible for these shootings. There is a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest. For any information call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or Submit a tip on their website. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
As adults try to understand violence, children are expressing their frustration. On Wednesday, fourth graders at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in North Minneapolis shared some powerful messages, which can be seen in the video above.
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