Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Beatdown in Jackson Heights
From CBS 2:
Police are looking for a man who nearly killed a transgender woman in a beating in Queens.
Around 4 a.m. Sunday, the attacker followed the 35-year-old victim — whose given name was Ricardo Sal but goes by the name Kathy — to the front of Sal’s apartment on 93rd Street in Jackson Heights, police said.
CBS2’s Young reported neighbors said some of the transgender or cross-dressing renters in the neighborhood congregate late at night under the elevated No. 7 train tracks.
“They’re in the Roosevelt Avenue, you know?” a neighbor said. “Then they like to get some drunk guys, you know what I’m saying?”
The assailant followed his victim home to a gate on 93rd Street, which leads to a small basement apartment. The attack was quick as it was violent.
Police late Tuesday did not know the motive and were still looking for a suspect.
Neighbors said the attack was only the most recent and violent in a series of incidents linked to the overnight street activities along the Roosevelt Avenue strip.
“I’m not surprised, it’s always happening,” one local business owner told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones. “At night time…it’s really dangerous over here.”
So if this regularly occurs, why hasn't anything been done about it?