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HRC was saddened to learn that Gwynevere River Song was shot and killed in Waxahachie, Texas, over the weekend, marking the 17th known homicide of a transgender person this year.
Song, 26, died in their home after an argument escalated into a violent altercation, according to the Advocate, which cites reporting from a local paper that misgendered and misnamed Song.
According to local media, police responded to a report of a shooting at Song’s home Saturday afternoon and discovered Song’s body as well as an injured adult male, whose name has not yet been released.
No arrests have been made and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate.
Song was a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas in Austin and identified as “femandrogyne” and a member of the bisexual community, according to their Facebook profile.
According to the Trans Pride Initiative, Song’s mother will hold a memorial service for them on August 21 at the Wayne Boze Funeral home.
HRC extends sincere condolences to Song’s family, friends and community during this difficult time.