22-Year-Old Trans Woman Shot, Killed in North Philadelphia

Kiesha Jenkins was attacked by five or six unidentified men.



A 22-year-old Philadelphia trans woman was shot and killed early this morning in North Philadelphia, according to police.

Kiesha Jenkins was attacked by five or six unidentified men at the corner of 13th and Wingohocking Streets according to Sergeant Eric Gripp. The men shot Jenkins in the back. Police were notified of the attack at 2:33 am and Jenkins was pronounced dead at Einstein Hospital at 2:53 am.

Sergeant Gripp indicated that there is no motive at this time and that investigators are uncertain if Jenkins’ trans identity had anything to do with the shooting.

Police also have no suspects at this time. Stay tuned to G Philly for further updates.