A transwoman is among two people killed in Houston last night (Sunday, April 10).
ABC 13 misgendered Shante Isaac, instead calling her “Robert.”
Isaac’s sister said witnesses saw “a group of people around Isaac and that she was possibly hit in the head with something,” according to the network.
Isaac is among the many trans people killed so far this year. In 2015, 271 transgender people around the world were killed, according to the Trans Murder Monitoring Project. Of these, an estimated 26 were murdered in the U.S. alone.
More than 2,000 trans people were killed in the last 8 years across the world, according to a report released by TMMP last month.
The motive in Isaac’s murder is unclear. The second victim has not been identified. A manhunt is underway for the suspects.
Dallas Voice will update as we receive new information.