Police are investigating the third shooting of a trans person in Washington, D.C this summer, one of which was fatal.
Police have not yet released the name of the latest victim, but the incident occurred just one block away from the first two shootings, which were just 11 days apart. The latest victim is not in a critical condition and is expected to live.
On July 20, Myles McClean, 23, was approached by two men who began asking a question, but then pulled out an automatic handgun and began shooting. Mclean, who was also known as Lashay, was killed.
On July 31, a man approached a transgender person in the same area and asked for spare change. Before any response was given, he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and began shooting. The man missed the victim but due to the similar nature of the crimes, they are being investigated as a possible pattern, police told the Washington Post. No arrests have been made in either case.
Police are not releasing any information about a possible connection between the first two attacks and this third incident.
Transgender rights and protection in the area have been under extra scrutiny since an attack on a 22-year-old trans woman in a Baltimore McDonalds in April.