A black transgender woman was shot at least three times in Milwaukee. And while the victim will survive, the news report by WTMJ leads with the police's "confusion" over the gender identity. Ignore the incorrect pronouns.
Initially, officers thought a woman was shot in the leg. It turned out be a 27-year old man. The confusion came because the victim was wearing woman’s clothes. The man was shot in the thigh, knee, and buttocks. He’s in stable condition. The victim says he was walking home early Sunday morning when the suspect's vehicle pulled up beside him. The suspect then fired multiple times from a handgun.
The victim was said to be "uncooperative" with detectives. No word yet is a hate crime suspected.
According to data released last summer by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and the FBI, of 14 cities surveyed across the nation, Milwaukee reported the largest jump in hate crimes.