Georgia Woman Becomes 16th Known Trans Murder Victim of 2017

TROY TEE TEE DANGERFIELD

A trans woman shot to death in College Park, Ga., just outside Atlanta, has become the 16th known transgender murder victim of 2017.

TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was killed early Monday morning in her car, which was parked near an apartment building. Dangerfield was discovered alive and then transported to a local hospital, where she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police have no suspects and don't know whether she was killed because of her gender identity.

While LGBT groups are usually the organizations that call attention to murders of transgender people, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America put out a statement about Dangerfield's death, highlighting how gun violence disproportionately affects minorities.

Dangerfield is at least the 16th transgender person killed this year — the actual number is likely higher as authorities and family members don't always honor a victim's true gender identity. Most are trans women of color.

(RELATED: These Are the Trans People Killed in 2017)

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