Chyna Doll Dupree Wilson: Murdered Transgender Woman Shot 10 Times In New Orleans
Chyna Doll Dupree was in search of a better life. She had moved to California to get away from the small-mindedness that plagued some areas of her hometown here in the South. She arrived in New Orleans days ago, hoping to celebrate Mardi Gras with loved ones.
"She was just a really good person," a friend told local media. "Everyone loved her. This is unnecessary."
Friends and family members are mourning the loss of Chyna Doll Dupree Gibson, a transgender woman who was gunned down in New Orleans East over the weekend.
Chyna, known as the "Dancing Doll of the South," performed around the country. People close to her just want to know why a gunman shot her up to 10 times outside a shopping center.
"A very loving person," the woman who didn't want to be identified, told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "She didn't do nothing to nobody."
A Texas-based group called Black Trans Women told WWL that Gibson's death makes no sense.
"Chyna Gibson had gone home to New Orleans to like thousands of other people, celebrate Mardi Gras and be with her family during that festive time," their statement read. "Instead, she was brutally murdered."
Dupree was born Walter Flemming, her aunt told the newspaper. On Facebook her name is listed as Chyna Gibson.
Gibson is the fifth transgender person murdered this year in New Orleans.
Police have no suspects in the slaying. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers New Orleans at 504-882-1111.