No suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
There have been 15 transgender people killed in the United States this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. In 2016, there were at least 22 transgender people killed, the most recorded by the organization. One of the more recent deaths was Ava Le'Ray Barrin, 17, who was shot and killed in Athens on June 25 during a fight, The AJC previously reported.
Monday night’s deadly shooting has sparked outrage from national advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
“Although details are still unfolding, we cannot ignore that gun violence remains a threat to the lives of many marginalized Americans, including those who are transgender,” spokeswoman Valerie Charles said in a news release. “My deepest condolences go out to TeeTee’s family and friends as they now must navigate the trauma and pain so many American families and communities regretfully know all too well.”
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