Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in North Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the death of a transgender woman in North Philadelphia. According to reports, Michelle Simone was found with multiple gunshot wounds early Sunday morning. She was transported to Temple University Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
“We’re heartbroken by the news that another transgender woman was shot in our community,” said Melissa Carden, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We’ll keep Michelle and her loved ones in our hearts and vow to keep fighting gun violence in all its forms.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.