Paris Beristain Vergara ValerioAge 31
20 Jan 2023
Acayucan, Veracruz (Mexico)
Paris was shot and killed at her workplace, a bar in the Acayucan region, by two armed assailants on a motorcycle. She died at the scene.
A trans woman named Paris Beristain Vergara Valerio, 31, was shot to death on the afternoon of Friday, January 20, at her workplace, located in the city of Acayucan, a few meters from the Vicente Obregón sports unit. With her murder, there are two trans women murdered in less than a week in Veracruz.
According to official reports, at around 5:45 p.m., Paris Beristain was inside a bar known as "La Esquina", where she was in charge, when armed individuals aboard a motorcycle entered the site, the located and shot him repeatedly, until he fell to the ground.
This armed attack was recorded a few meters from the Vicente Obregón sports unit, where families and athletes were enjoying the afternoon; however, upon hearing the bullet impacts, terror arose among them and they began to withdraw. Meanwhile, the Acayucan Civil Protection was alerted and arrived at the scene. Although they tried to revive Paris, she no longer had vital signs after being shot in the temple.
The activist Jazz Bustamante shared through her official networks that Paris was a well-known person among the population and that, despite the days passing, the FGE has not said what the main line of investigation is in this, the second murder of a trans woman in Veracruz, in less than a week. “Her case of her would add 2 trans women murdered in the course of 2023 in the state of Veracruz, one of the most violent entities in recent years against LGBTQ + people,” she wrote.
Two days before, in the streets of the center of the city of Veracruz, Denisse, a 35-year-old trans woman who worked in the area, was found unconscious and with multiple blows, moments after she was taken to the Regional Hospital of the city, passed away.