8 Jan 2014
Belém, Pará (Brazil)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/8-Jan-2014/Paloma
Paloma was shot in the street.
A [trans woman] was executed early Wednesday morning in Belém while doing programs in the Guanabara neighborhood, in a crime that police believe was motivated by revenge.
The victim, identified only by the social name "Paloma", was working on Joaquim Lopes Bastos Street when she was approached by two men who arrived in a red car. As she approached the vehicle, the man in the passenger seat pulled a gun and fired several times at the transvestite, hitting the head and chest of the victim, who died on the spot.
Witnesses said that after shooting her the gunman got out of the car to see if Paloma was still alive and then fled the scene.
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