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Popular trans performer gunned down in Louisiana street

Chyna Doll Dupree was shot 10 times in the streets of Louisiana on Saturday.
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A popular performer who also happens to be transgender, Chyna Doll Dupree (AKA Chyna Gibson) was shot and killed in the streets of New Orleans East on Saturday.

The performer was visiting from Los Angeles to take part in Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana.

Police say Dupree was shot several times at approximately 8:30 pm, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body was found between two parked cars at a local shopping center. People nearby told police they heard between eight to 10 gunshots.

An unidentified woman said Dupree was her niece and the performer was a well-known drag performer who has toured the country.

 "A very loving person," the woman said. "She didn't do nothing to nobody."

This latest death brings the total of transgender homicides in the United States to six: 

Mesha Caldwell – Mississippi (January 4), 41 years old

Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow – Sioux Falls (January 7), 28 years old

Sean Hake – Sharon, Pennsylvania (January 6), 23 years old

JoJo Striker – Toledo, Ohio (February 8), 23 years old

KeKe Collier – Chicago (February 21), 24 years old

Chyna Gibson – New Orleans (February 25), 31 years old

Anyone with information about Chyna’s murder should contact New Orleans Police Department at 504- 658-1111. You can also reach out via Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 1-877-903-STOP.