Chicago Teen in Anti-Violence Campaign Wounded in Shooting

The 13-year-old was shot in the back by a stray bullet near his home. 

Lauren Porter Mar, 28, 2016

Zarriel Trotter, a Chicago teen who appeared in an anti-violence video for his hometown just a few years ago, spent Easter Sunday recovering from a gun shot wound. 

The Chicago Tribune reports that Trotter, 13, was shot in the back on Friday night by a stray bullet and is currently at Mount Sinai Hospital where he is in critical condition. 

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According to police, Trotter was not an intended target but was struck a few blocks from his home after a fight between two groups became violent. 

A shooter was not identified.

The anti-violence campaign video “Black is Human,” in which Trotter appears, was developed by Burrell Communications and cites the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the “leading cause of Black boys and teens” as homicide. 

We send Zarriel best wishes in his recovery. 


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