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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#SayHerName: Hashtag Surfaces After Transgender Woman Is Assaulted and Killed in Philadelphia

Kiesha Jenkins was assaulted by five or six men and fatally shot in North Philadelphia Tuesday morning, police said. The hashtag is used to raise awareness for violence against black women.

Police have yet to rule if this was a hate crime, a robbery, or something else. Neighborhood members say prostitution is a problem in the area where Kiesha was attacked and killed. Neighbors say transgender women and male prostitutes have worked the area in the past and have become targets for robberies. No word if Kiesha was working the area, but police are asking for anyone who knows any more information to contact them.

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