Transgender woman killed in Florida
Police are investigating the shooting death Sunday of a transgender woman in her 20s -- the third trans woman killed and the fourth shot this year in the Florida city.
As of this report, the victim has not yet been identified. Reports indicate that shooting occurred at the Quality Inn in the Baymeadows area of the Southside.
Local activists and HRC are calling on police to aggressively investigate these horrifying attacks and bring the killers to justice.Antash’a English and Celine Walker, both Black transgender women, were also killed in Jacksonville this year.
This latest is the13th murder of a transgender or nonbinary person in the U.S. this year -- most of the victims were trans women of color who died by gunshot. Watch the report from First Coast News.
Click this line for HRC's full list of all transgender women killed this year.
Copyright The Gayly 6/25/2018 @ 11:05 a.m. CST