22 Jun 2021
Naranjal, Guayas (Ecuador)
La Guaraca was shot by assailants riding motorcycles while she was working as a seller at her kiosk.
Quito, Jun 23 (EFE) .- The Silhouette X Association denounced on Wednesday the alleged murder of a young trans woman in the coastal province of Guayas, located in southwestern Ecuador.
In a statement, the Association pointed out that on Tuesday, the young trans woman known as "La Guaraca", from the town of Naranjal, in Guayas "was brutally murdered, apparently by several hitmen who arrived in the Brisas del Río sector of the canton".
Based on unofficial preliminary information, the Association indicated that "it is known that several individuals arrived in the area where companion worked at her kiosk and inflicted approximately 8 bullet holes in her body." The subjects, who were traveling on two motorcycles, immediately fled, the letter said.
La Guaraca was taken to the Naranjal hospital with the serious injuries, where her death was confirmed.