Baltimore police investigating murder of transgender woman

38-year-old Alphonza Watson found dead this morning. Photo via Baltimore police.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are investigating the killing of a transgender woman.

Police say they were called to an intersection in Baltimore's Old Goucher neighborhood at about 4:15 a.m. and found a 38-year-old transgender woman who'd been shot in the stomach. Police say she was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Witnesses say they heard someone yelling for help followed by gunshots. They also said they saw two men run from the scene, jump into a dark-colored car and speed away.

Police identified the victim as Alphonza Watson. They are still searching for suspects in the case.

Copyright Associated Press. The Gayly - 3/22/2017 @ 3:25 p.m. CST