Transgender woman in critical condition after beating - Metro US

Transgender woman in critical condition after beating

The NYPD is looking for four suspects who allegedly beat a 28-year-old transgender woman in Bushwick over the weekend.

The victim was attacked Saturday around 11:20 p.m. in front of 1250 Bushwick Ave. near Weirfield Street.

The four men approached the victim from behind and made “anti-gay statements,” police said. The proceeded to kick and punch her, and threw a Plexiglas board at her head, which caused a serious injury.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and remains there in critical condition. The NYPD is investigating the assault as a hate crime.

The police released a surveillance video showing two of the suspects on Wednesday. The first is a black male, last seen wearing a gray sleeveless sweatshirt reading “Freedom,” a dark long sleeve shirt, gray sweatpants, white sneakers and a ski hat.

The second suspect is described as a black male with a cropped haircut, last seen wearing a blue Nike sweatsuit.

The two additional suspects are described as black males, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). Calls are confidential, and tips can also be submitted online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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