More atttacks on transgender victims

June 30, 2013

Two transgender females were attacked early Saturday in separate incidents in Northeast D.C., police said.

In the first, the victim was sexually assaulted about 3:30 a.m. after accepting a ride in the area of the 300 block of 61 st Street NE, police said.

In the second, the victim was shot by robbers about 4:05 a.m. near 5th and K Street NE. The victim’s wounds did not appear to be life threatening, police said.

Four other attacks involving gay or transgender victims, including a homicide, have been reported over the past 10 days in the District. None have been classified as hate crimes by authorities.

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