Philly Transgender Woman Murdered By Group Of Men
A transgender woman was brutally attacked and eventually shot dead by a group of men upon returning home to her neighborhood early Tuesday morning. Police are unsure of the nature of the attack at the moment, and seeking the public’s help in identifying her assailants…but the incident reeks of a hate crime. Via NBC Philadelphia:
Police say 22-year-old Kiesha Jenkins, of North Philadelphia, was dropped off on the 1300 block of Wingohocking Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. As she got out of the vehicle she was approached by at least five men who began to attack and beat her, according to investigators. After Jenkins fell to the ground, one of the men pulled out a gun and fired two shots, police said.
Jenkins was struck twice in the back as the suspects fled the scene. She was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Police say it’s too early to determine whether or not the incident was a hate crime.
SMH. Hopefully someone will be able to provide info on the people who did this…
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