The stabbing of London Chanel, 21, is the eighth confirmed murder of a transwoman of color this year.
From NBC Philadelphia:
The verbal tiff soon grew into a physical fight that ended with Chanel being stabbed twice in the back and once in the neck, according to Small.
The attacker and another person, who witnessed the stabbing, carried the woman downstairs and placed her on quilts outside the home. They were doing CPR on the victim when they saw a School District of Philadelphia officer nearby.
Small said they flagged the officer down for help who then called Philadelphia Police.
Officers rushed the victim to Hahnemann University Hospital where she was pronounced dead just after 1 a.m., police said.
Nellie Fitzpatrick, Director of LGBT Affairs for the city, confirmed Monday afternoon that Chanel was a member of the transgender community and said she was “devastated” by the loss.
“My heart goes out to her family, friends and the community as we mourn her death,” she said. “I know that the police department will work tirelessly to fully investigate the case.”
Photo: London Chanel/Facebook