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Trans Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico After Using McDonald’s Bathroom

HeadlineFeb 27, 2020

In Puerto Rico, a transgender activist was shot and killed early Monday morning, just hours after someone called police to complain that she’d used a public restroom at a McDonald’s. Disturbing video posted to social media appears to show the final moment of Neulisa Luciano Ruiz’s life as her attackers followed her in a car before opening fire with at least 10 gunshots. Local police say they suspect four teenagers were involved in the murder. Ruiz was at least the second trans or gender nonconforming person murdered in the U.S. in 2020.

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