Penny ProudAge 21
10 Feb 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
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Penny was shot multiple times at around 1:30am on Tuesday 10th February in what appears to have been an attempted robbery.
The New Orleans Police Department's investigation has determined that 21-year-old Penny Proud was likely murdered in the midst of a robbery, reports city news station WSDU.
Proud, a 21-year-old black trans woman, was fatally shot multiple times by an unidentified assailant February 10th at 1:30 a.m. on the 1100 Block of North Claiborne Ave., in the Treme district of New Orleans. Her death sent shockwaves through her local trans community and through others nationwide, as her case became the fifth reported murder of a transgender woman of color within the first five weeks of 2015.
A vigil for Proud on Tuesday was promoted on Twitter, where many mourned the accelerating succession of homicides with the hashtag #BlackTransLivesMatter.
It’s been very painful,” said a family member of the victim who declined to give her name, calling her a “wonderful human being.”
TvT project: The Advocate 16.02.2015 & The New Orleans Times-Picayune 11.02.2015