Oakland Police responding to a report of shots fired at 4am Friday morning found transgender woman Nikai David, 33, on Castro Street suffering from a gunshot wound.
She died at the scene.
"Nikai was really sweet. She was a happy, fun person,"
Ashlee Banks told KTVU that she is saddened that Nikai David of Hayward, a friend she considered to be a sister, was shot and killed.
"I was really devastated when I found out, when I got the news," said Banks.
Police said at this point there is no evidence of a hate crime and do not have a suspect in custody.
The Remebering our dead project reports that a record high 74 US trans deaths were mourned during the 2021 TDoR and 12 deaths have been reported to date for the 2022 TDoR.
The TDoR, a transgender-led initiative began record-keeping in 1999 by a small group, including Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. By 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.
Trans Lives Matter Info.
Transgender Europe(TGEU) TDoR project
Rest In Peace Nikai David