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Woman murdered in Atlanta is 16th trans person killed in US this year



An Atlanta transgender woman is the 16th to be killed in 2017.

Tee Tee Dangerfield, 32, was found early Monday morning outside of her apartment complex having suffered multiple gunshot wounds according to the College Park Police Department.  

The Georgia Voice reports that a medical rescue team took Dangerfield to Grady Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Major Lance Patterson said her family had been notified.

Police have no suspects at this time.

“Detectives are out there right now following up on leads that have been coming in since then,” he said.

There is no conclusive evidence whether or not her death was a result of her being transgender.

“At this time we don’t have anything that’s telling us that, but we’re not ruling out any possible motive,” Patterson said.

The death comes just two days after a Midtown rally in support of transgender men and women following President Trump’s tweets proclaiming a ban on trans military servicemembers.

Dangerfield is the 16th known trans person killed in the US most of which were people of color as Dangerfield was.

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