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Saturday, 17 October 2015

21-year-old transgender woman shot dead outside a shopping mall

Police in suburban Washington, D.C. are investigating the murder of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was shot dead outside a Maryland shopping center on Thursday, October15. Zella Ziona was found in an alleyway near a Washington, D.C. parking lot between two shopping malls, with a fatal gunshot wound to her head. She later died at a hospital.



According to The Advocate, Ziona is the 21st transgender person killed in the United States in 2015, a record-high number. Police initially identified Ziona as a man due to identification found at the scene, but after speaking with friends and family, authorities on Friday correctly used her chosen gender and name. Although police have not officially called her death a hate crime, they haven't ruled out the possibility. "This is a horrific crime and a tragedy for those who knew Zella," Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Mangersaid in a statement.

As with all homicides in Montgomery County, we have detectives working around the clock to thoroughly and completely investigate this murder." Friends and supporters have taken to social media, many using the hashtag #SayHerName, to remember Ziona, and to draw attention to what has been called a violent epidemic against trans people. Police have not identified a suspect, but a witness told WJLA that he saw Ziona surrounded by and arguing with four or five teenagers, one of them then shot her four or five times.

A witness who wished to remain anonymous told WJLA that he saw the gunfire around 5:50 p.m. on Thursday. "They argued and things happened so fast. I don't know what they argued for," the witness said. In the midst of an argument, he says one of the teens pulled out a gun and shot Ziona in the head. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

85 comments:

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@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Rip

wilheminna moses said...

Chai I feel for him/her cos God no go recognize am according to his file over there. Chei na so em go hang! Heaven e no see, hell for where? Oga na akwughari as ghost on earth

christie benjamin said...

Quite sad! Rest in peace to his\her soul.

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Now the question is,if he/she died becos of d trans or if its ordinary murder...ummmm

Pro Great said...

It's a pity. RIP sisi


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Nkem #BMD said...

RIP Ziona

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

it's very crazy how shi! Happen! That's terrible.

Davido's driver said...

He wont make heaven

Anonymous said...

God save us

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THATS REALLY BAD RIP BRO..







AUNTY LINDA........

splendormag said...

Again?

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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THATS REALLY BAD RIP BRO..







AUNTY LINDA........

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THATS REALLY BAD RIP BRO..







AUNTY LINDA........

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THATS REALLY BAD RIP BRO..







AUNTY LINDA........

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Great

marvellous said...

Lolz,y du I find dis funny?..so now hw God wan tk judge u..as man or woman?...nawaooo..rip sha

Darrel tom said...

Eyaa
Don't even know what to tell this one
Rip Abi rest in pieces.
But I don't get this transgender stuff, y wud a man want to be like a woman n woman want to be like a man? And it's not for free ooo, u will ve to pay so much for the transition. #yawns # if they like mak them turn this world upside down, all i know is that this world isn't ending anytin soon.
Not interested mbok
Next gist


Linda's last son

SMURF said...

RIP

Davido's driver said...

Cant find the joke here

Anonymous said...

These trannie folks and their lifestyle.

Fred said...

RIP Girl but the question is why was she killed? is it because of her transition or she had beef with her killer/killers? May God help us.

Komommo Omini said...

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Anonymous said...

Who r u to judge.

chioma oranebo said...

This species on earth.. Na wa ooo what worries me 4 dem is that this is the 21st case of transgender murder...murder this year. E be like say person dey hunt them kill... God help us ....Rip

Anonymous said...

U no get soft chill at all. Na person death u dry take play abi?

OSINANL said...

That's her reward for being a transgender

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

May his soul RIP

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Lmaooooo...moses will not choke me on LIB o

Delta Truth said...

The Blessed Man!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up you fool.he will God recognize u sef wet dey bleach.ode

Anonymous said...

Neither will you

Anonymous said...

This pple shud disclose 2 d men that they're transgender b4 sex otherwise there wud be more killings of transgenders

ary said...

I am against violence of any kind but this is typical of what happens when something that should be done in hiding is given a public face. Those who think themselves righteous out it on themselves to right the wrongs.

Delta Truth said...

I am the UNSTOPPABLE FORCE, aka Delta Force.

Anonymous said...

Chai

Anonymous said...

these transgenders get killed because they go around sucking straight guys diks. The guys find out and get angry over being deceived

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What will he/she tell God now...

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bummyla said...

na wa! so sad! RIP! http://www.bummyla.com

bell said...

Next plz aft death judgment follows

Sophia Edet said...

Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Lol. Na wa.

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Lolest Buckminsterfullerene said...

R u God?

David Yemo said...

Lolz..u mean

Delta Truth said...

Without God, life is EMPTY.



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Anonymous said...

@marvelous12:09A
The idiot will b judged as a FRAUDSTER. They all live a life of fraud. Who knows, may b one those tenagers hooked up thinkin it a girl & got disappointed. Even those who get surgery, what d'u find there: ONE HUGE NASTY MILLIPEDE OF A USELESS CUNTLIKE STRUCTURE.
They get away w/ it if older guys. W/ teenagers, it's diff, there will b blood, & there is blood here.
Even the cops mis-id the fool.

Anonymous said...

This is what you get for trying to force sht down our throat. I hope Catlyn/Bruce Jenner will be the next in line. All FAGGOTS/TRANS need to be exterminated

Ngene Olivia said...

RIP














#It WiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT MuSt eNd IN pRAisE

sugarr said...

Such deaths don't move me...it's a pity tho, fr friends and family

timileyin blessing said...

What shall it profit her now when she has lose her soul to the devil. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

Major, Gen. victor eke said...

Lol.. . Oboy yuh sabi talk oooo

Major, Gen. victor eke said...

The world has already Ended in USA



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Juliet Iwuno said...

Na wa o! May her soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na wa o! May her soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

Richard Afon YinkΓ₯ said...

Safe journey

seyi crown said...

Hmmm RIP to he/she





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oluchi pat said...

What a lose

ayo agbokhade said...

I hope they find this killers

sugarr said...

Such deaths don't pain me

ayo agbokhade said...

RIP

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Dare said...

OK 'god'. Idiot!

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Why are these people being targeted and killed these days? I think the police should treat it as hate crime.

















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Anonymous said...

Pls shut up fool

Anonymous said...

U transgender?

Nnenne George said...

Chai!! But seriously I feel nothing for her. That's how all of them will be wiped out since they've disobeyed God. Caitlyn Jenner, you're next in line...!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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veena hart said...

RIP

Ujulabelle C said...

Are you God 2 judge him/ her? Leave God 2 do His job.

Ujulabelle C said...

May God grant him/ her eternal rest. I will not say ill of the dead. I'm not God 2 judge anyone. Those of you on this page that are doing God's work by judging him/ her, are you better than him/ her? Do you live hundred percent right? Remember every sinner will go 2 hell, not only transgenders.

Linda publish my comment.

Anonymous said...

Good new..........I pray they declare war against them by killing them one after the order.......I wouldn't hesitate to kill anyone that comes my way ...........I will kill Bruce Catlyn jenner if I have my way.......i so much hate him and all transgenders.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Helll....ziona.....no 2 way about dat

Anonymous said...

No chill

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Lord pls save and help us frm act dat doesn't glorify u.

Anonymous said...

U made me laff. Good question though.

BRock said...

Killing them plays into the soap box of the LGBT community an they can use this cry for more legal recognition...these people need help in realising their path is wrong and they can be treated

dami llionaire said...

May God rest his soul....

LINDA PETERSON said...

I don't support them, but if you manage to kill anyone of them. That makes you a murderer. It makes you a sinner, so you are not better of....

nwamaka uzoma said...

The end result

Anonymous said...

Heaven or hell what will she appear as? Because she changed her identity.

Anonymous said...

I pray Bruce Catlyn jenner should b next......rest in hell ziona

TAMARA SPLASH said...

free ticket to hell

cynthia uzoukwu said...

This happened close to my neighborhood. The gunman was found yesterday. His picture along with news is on fox and wjla

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