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.