In a statement(below) released by Texas advocacy group Black Trans Women Inc. on Gibson:
“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. Instead, she was brutally murdered. Shot ten times and left to die in the parking lot of a New Orleans strip mall.
“BTWI would like to express our condolences to Chyna’s family, friends and all who loved her. She was well known in the pageant and ballroom community as Chyna Doll Dupree, and she will be missed.”
Gibson’s death is just few days from that of Keke Collier of Chicago. The 24-year-old Keke was also known as Tiara Richmond, she was the fourth transgender killed this year.
An unidentified friend of Gibson spoke about her, saying, “She was just a really good person,” the friend said. “Everyone loved her. This is unnecessary.”