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Brianna Hill is the second trans woman murdered in Kansas City

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Brianna Hill, a black transgender woman, was found shot to death in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hill, who was 30-years-old, was shot at 11:30 a.m. this past Monday, KCTV reports. She was dead before police arrived.

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Police said that the shooter was found at the scene of the crime and that he has been taken into custody.

Police Capt. Tim Hernandez said that they are not looking for other suspects. Investigators are trying to establish the motive for the killing.

Hill is the second transgender woman murdered in Kansas City this year. Earlier this year, Brooklyn Lindsey was fatally shot in Kansas City.

She is also the 21st transgender person killed this year in the country. All but one have been women of color, and most were black.

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