Trans woman shot dead in street  in US

Police have said that a trans woman found on the pavement in Detroit, Michigan, was fatally shot, in what is thought to be the 22nd tragic murder of a trans person in the US this year.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, was found on Monday (25 July) after a neighbour reportedly discovered a body on the pavement near his home.

Click On Detroit reported that the woman was found wrapped in a blanket at around 11pm and that police determined the woman was shot multiple times.

Witnesses reportedly told the outlet that they believe the woman jumped out of a vehicle and was chased while being shot at.

The investigation is ongoing and the woman cannot yet be identified ahead of her autopsy being completed.

The woman is thought to be the 22nd trans person killed in the US this year. 

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