NCAVP mourns the death of Sasha Wall, a black transgender woman of 29 years, in Chesterfield County, SC. According to reports, a passing motorist found Wall in her vehicle on the side of the road. Unfortunately, it was too late as she succumbed to her injuries from being shot several times.
Media outlets initially misgendered and deadnamed; we have reached out to request an update to accurately reflect her gender identity. Investigators say she may have known the shooter who is still at large at this time.
Misgendering and/or deadnaming can attribute to the misreporting, or lack of reporting, of deaths of transgender people and hate violence related incidents.
The loss of Sasha Wall marks the 8th reported death of a transgender person and 5th transgender person of color in 2018.
We send our love to her family and loved ones.
We know it can be hard to read these reports of violence against our communities. If you need support in these difficult times, you can always reach out to your local NCAVP member. If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, you can reach our free bilingual national hotline at 212-714-1141 or report online for support.
NCAVP works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs and affiliate organizations who create systemic and social change. NCAVP is a program of the New York City Anti-Violence Project.