Washington Blade: Vigil Held for Myles LaShay McLean

The Washington Blade reports that a vigil for Myles LaShay McLean held Saturday was an emotional affair that left McLean’s mother so overcome that she had to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital at the conclusion of the vigil.

McLean, a 23-year-old transgendered woman, was killed last week in a shooting in Northeast D.C.

“To the family and to the community, I want you to know that we are committed to making sure that justice is done, that this life that has touched many of us will be remembered and the life that she led will be remembered,” said D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander, according to the Blade.

“We will always be reminded that what happens to one happens to all of us. Injustice to one is injustice to all of us and that in this society no intolerance will be accepted,” he said.

No arrests have been announced in the case. MPD has said that two men are believed to have “exchanged words” with McLean before she was shot. MPD has not said whether McLean was killed over her gender or something else.

See the Blade’s report for photos from the vigil.

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