April 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Trans woman killed in Baltimore
Kelly Young, gay news, Washington Blade, transgender, murder

Kelly Young (Image via YouTube)

On April 3, Kelly Young, 29, a transgender woman, was found shot at her home at 2200 block of Barclay Street in East Baltimore. She later died at a local hospital.

Baltimore City Police said it’s too early in the investigation to determine if the crime was connected to the victim’s gender identity or whether it was a hate crime. Police have no suspects.

“The neighborhood embraced her—boys and girls, straight or gay she was embraced,” the trans woman’s sister Monique Mack told television station WMAR. “It wasn’t always a smooth road but I will say it was more smooth than not.”

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Maryland (GLCCB) issued a statement deploring the crime. It urges “the Baltimore City Police Department and local government to move swiftly and proactively in identifying Ms. Young’s assailant(s) and bringing them to justice.”

Anyone with information about the shooting death of Kelly Young should call the Baltimore City Police Homicide Division at 410-396-2100.

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