Chicago Transgender woman murdered in latest spate of shootings

Chicago Trans woman murdered
Chicago Trans woman murdered.

Two people were killed, including a transgender woman, after separate shootings that happened less than a mile from each other in West Pullman.

Police have not released the name of the transgender victim. Sources say her name won’t be released until her family is contacted, possibly on Monday morning.

Police say that they do not have witnesses and are searching for leads in both cases.

The first shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday on the 12200 block of South Harvard Avenue. Police said they responded to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire and found a 20-year-old man, identified as Darius Fairley, shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A transgender woman was shot and killed about 30 minutes later on the 12000 block of South Indiana Avenue. Police said the woman was sitting alone in a Ford Fusion when someone came up and shot her multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources close to the investigation said the woman identified as transgender, but her name has not been released at this time.

According to the TDoR project, she is the third Chicago trans woman to be murdered since the 2020 Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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