NCAVP mourns the death of Shantee Tucker, A 30-Year-Old Black trans woman from Philadelphia, PA. According the media reports, Tucker died due to gunshot wounds sustained in the early morning of Wednesday, September 5. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the homicide unit at 215-686-3334.
Friends on social media poured out their love and condolences. Many also noted that Tucker had just celebrated a birthday earlier in the week.
The Philly Trans March, scheduled to take place on October 6 pm, is an event that will commemorate the life of Tucker and other trans lives lost this year.
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.