Some people refer to it as Thursday morning. To others it was Wednesday night. At 2:30 am in East Hollywood..a transgender woman was shot one time…in the head.
During the robbery, there was a struggle, and there were shots fired, and the victim was struck one time. It appears they were struck in the head.
–LAPD Lt. Joe Losorelli
It’s really, really frightening for all of us, especially out here in the streets and stuff because discrimination is still very high in our community,
–Karina Samala of the Transgender Advisory Board of West Hollywood
Police are looking for two or three Hipanic males who fled the scene on foot.
I was so touched. I had to be here because this could have been me.
Detectives originally thought the crime was a botched robbery, but later said a motive was unclear.
We can’t confirm either way, because we don’t know if there was any property lost.
We saw that the individual did have money on their person and other items.
–Det. Julian Pere