New Orleans police are seeking two "persons of interest" in the fatal shooting of Chyna Gibson, a well-known transgender pageant performer.
Gibson was killed on Feb. 25 in the 4300 block of Downman Road. The two men are not being implicated in the shooting, but are believed to have information about the incident, NOPD says.
New Orleans police sought to calm the rattled nerves of the city’s LGBT community on Wednesd…
Another transgender woman, Ciara McElveen, was fatally stabbed less than 48 hours after Gibson's death. New Orleans police said there was no evidence to suggest their deaths were related, or to term them hate crimes.
“At this time there’s nothing demonstrating that this is a hate crime. If we learn that it’s a hate crime, of course we’ll pursue the charges,” Doug Eckert, the commander of the NOPD’s Criminal Investigations Division, said on Wednesday.
A large group gathered at Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans on Thursday evening for a memorial to Gibson (photos below).