New Orleans police officials reported two transgender women had been found dead in the last two days. According to the authorities, the first victim was fatally shot by an unknown assailant, probably on Saturday. As for the second victim, the authorities revealed that her body was found early Saturday morning and that it had multiple stab wounds. New Orleans PD hasn’t many any arrests and does not know if the incidents are related.
During a recent press conference, the New Orleans Police Department revealed that two transgender women were brutally murdered on Saturday night and Sunday evening. Refusing to disclose the victims’ identities, Doug Eckert, New Orleans’s Police Commander, declared that the two incidents were 48 hours apart and the assailant or assailants targeted only members of the transgender community.
Daphanie Dupree, a member of New Orleans’s transgender group, said that the two incidents scared the community. Dupree, who is also a transgender activist, declared that in light of recent events, many transgender members are thinking about purchasing and carrying firearms, as they fear that they might be next.
A local news outlet revealed that the transgender woman shot on Saturday night is Chyna Gibson. Furthermore, it would seem that the woman used to frequent Dupree’s circle of transgender activists.
According to the coroner’s report, Gibson died after being shot several times by an unknown assailant. As for the second victim, whose body was discovered on Monday morning, the authorities commented that the scene was blood-chilling.
The second transgender woman was found lying in a pool of blood, and with multiple stab wounds. At this point, the authorities don’t know for sure if there is a second killer or if the same person killed both women. Unfortunately, New Orleans’s Police Department was not able to round up any suspects.
However, during the press conference, Police Commander Doug Eckert declared that the law enforcement officers are currently searching for a Caucasian male who is presumably the owner black Chevrolet Camaro.
According to Eckert, some eyewitnesses recall seeing the vehicle at both crime scenes. Since the beginning of the year, seven persons belonging to the transgender community lost their lives in similar circumstances. In addition, it would seem that last year alone 26 transgender persons were killed.
Police Commander Eckert considered these numbers appalling and declared that the entire New Orleans police force would do everything in order to track down the perpetrators.
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