Brazil: Trans woman shot in face three times on a crowded high street
It has been reported that a transgender woman was murdered in Brazil last week with three shots to the face.
The 35-year-old woman known as Gull was killed on Wednesday in Rio Largo municipality, Alagoas province.
Police say two men approached the victim on a motorcycle down a high street and fired several shots before fleeing. Gull died at the scene of the incident.
Although there were several witnesses at the time, police have gathered no further useful information.
35% of victims were trans people, while 59% of those were gay, and 4% were lesbians.
Earlier this month an 18 year old gay Brazilian was found murdered with a broken neck – an attack that is being investigated as a hate crime.
Rights activist Carlos Tufvesson told O Globo that the murders should be treated as hate crimes, as racist murders are.
The investigation continues.