Police: Transgender woman likely knew her attacker

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BRIDGEPORT -

Police are investigating what led up to the shooting of a well-known transgender woman.

It happened in an apartment near Park and Stillman streets at around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Police believe the 49-year-old victim was shot on the first floor of the apartment building.

They say the victim likely knew the suspect, though it's unclear if the suspect was already in the apartment or came to shoot her.

Police say the victim was shot at least once in the face and several times in the arms.

She's unable to speak right now.

News 12 spoke with one of her friends who says she can't believe this happened.

"A lot of people know her here in Bridgeport, she has been living in Bridgeport for a long time, I don't see where she has a problem with anyone," says Alexandra Molina.

Police can only communicate with the victim by notepad right now.

They're hoping once she's able to speak again, they'll be able to determine a motive for the shooting.

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