London is the fifth transgender or gender non-conforming person to be killed in October 2023, and the second to be killed in a single week, with her death occurring just five days after that of Lisa Love in Illinois. All five people killed were Black, and four were killed with a gun.

According to HRC Foundation’s tracking, since 2013, almost 7 in 10 (69.5%) transgender and gender non-conforming people who have lost their lives to fatal violence were killed with a gun—232 of the 334 deaths identified to date. More than half (57.5%) of all transgender and gender non-conforming people killed by a current or former intimate, sexual, or romantic partner, and three-quarters (76%) of all Black transgender women killed by fatal violence, were killed by a gun.