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Karencita Mejía Núñez

Age 28

24 May 2021
Tegucigalpa, Distrito Central (Honduras)

Karencita Mejía Núñez
Karencita Mejía Núñez [photo:]

Karencita was shot dead inside a grocery store by heavily armed gang members.

Gang members shot and killed a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) community on Monday night, when the victim was attending a grocery store, in the La Era neighborhood, northeastern sector of Tegucigalpa.

She is [deadname] Mejía, better known among her friends as “Karencita”. Oreliminary reports indicate that she was inside the business when heavily armed unknown men arrived and without a word they shot her through the window of the establishment.

Mejía died immediately as a result of several wounds she received.

In early July police carried at raids in the La Era neighborhood in an attempt to collect evidence in the case. It is not known whether any new evidence was revealed.

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS.- To find evidence of the death of a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex ( LGBTI ) community, the Public Ministry (MP) this Thursday carried out raids in the La Era neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, central zone from Honduras.

According to the MP's press release, the objective is to collect evidence to find the whereabouts of those responsible for the crime.

As stated in the prosecutor's brief, the raids are carried out in support of the Violent Crimes Task Force Unit of the Police Investigations Directorate (DPI).

Report added: 30 May 2021. Last updated: 26 Aug 2021

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