Chicago Boy Shot By Stray Bullet Appeared In Anti-Violence Video
Zarriel Trotter, 13, took part in a public service video last year, featuring statements against gun violence by several black children and teens. He was also a mentor at his school.
Trotter was shot in the back by a stray bullet when a fight broke out in his neighborhood Friday. Chicago Police officials said two groups were arguing when one person pulled out a gun and fired a few shots. Trotter, who was unrelated to either group, was hit by a one of the bullets.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and underwent surgery over the weekend, according to reports by ABC affiliate WLS-TV in Chicago. Hospital officials declined to give an update on his condition, citing federal privacy laws. Trotter’s family also declined, through hospital officials, to give comment.
In the public service video produced last year, called “Black is Human,” Trotter spoke about the frequent violence he witnessed in his neighborhood.
“He’s a great a scholar,” she told ABC News. “I’ve known him since he was a little boy. He has a brother in third grade — he’s a great big brother for his younger brother.
Does #BlackLivesMatter mean anything when Blacks are killing each other??