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Transgender woman found fatally shot in small Prince George's County town

Authorities in the small Maryland town of Fairmount Heights are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-something-year-old transgender woman early Saturday morning.

Fairmount Heights Police Chief Stephen R. Watkins said authorities were called to the corner of Aspen and Jost Streets in Prince George’s County at around 6:23 a.m. Saturday. Police discovered the body of the African American, transgender woman who had been shot multiple times.

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Watkins said the identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of the victim’s family. The homicide, Watkins said, was the town’s first in the five years since he was named chief of police.

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