A 32-year-old African-American transgender woman was murdered in Baltimore on Friday, making her the 21st transgender American to be murdered in 2016.

Crystal Edmonds' body was found on the city's northwest side with a gunshot wound to her head at about 3 AM. She died about 8 hours later in a hospital, a police spokesman told reporters at a news conference.

Police are asking residents for help in their investigation, offering up to a $2,000 reward for information on Edmonds' killer. Tips can be submitted by calling Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587 or online at MetroCrimeStoppers.org.

According to The Advocate, with Edmonds' murder, the number of transgender people murdered this year has tied last year's number of reported murders.

Edmonds' murder came less than a week after the killing of an African-American transgender woman in Chicago. Known simply as T.T., she was found with her throat slit on Sunday.