Transgender commercial sex worker gunned down

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul 22, CMC – The Guyana Transgender United group Wednesday expressed shock at the murder of one of its members late on Tuesday night.

Police say they are probing the murder of transgender commercial sex worker, Noel Wilson Luthers, aka Nephi, who was shot while reportedly involved in a discussion with a man in the heart of the capital.

Media reports said that other sex workers who were in the area at the time reportedly rushed to the scene as the assailant sped away in a motor car.

Luthers was taken to the Georgetown Hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.

Earlier this week, members of the Transgender community held a candle light vigil to mark the first anniversary of the stabbing death of two transgender sex workers who were brutally killed by the former male lover of another transgender sex worker.

In a statement Wednesday, the Guyana Transgender United group said it is saddened and shocked “to hear …that another member has been gunned down”.

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