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Trans woman, man killed in Chicago's Gresham area
2021-01-14

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A transgender woman and a man were killed in a shooting Jan. 6 in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

A gunman fired shots from a silver-colored vehicle about 5 a.m. in the 800 block of West 75th Street, authorities said.

Davarea Alexander, 29, was shot in her head, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office; police said Alexander died at the scene. Brandon Gowdy, 31, was shot in his arm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

It was the second killing of a trans woman in Chicago in less than a month. Windy City Times reported that Eshay Key, 25, was shot and killed in the 900 block of East 82nd, in the city's Chatham neighborhood, on Christmas Day. Her death was reported across Facebook as her loved ones learned the news. A vigil was organized Dec. 27, near the location where she died. Mainstream media coverage misgendered Key.


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