Detectives are investigating after a woman was shot to death early Saturday morning in an area where homeless people camp along I-5 below Yesler Terrace.
The SPD report on the incident near 8th and Yesler is below. The woman in her 40s was shot multiple times inside a camp on the northern edges of The Jungle, the greenbelt that runs below the freeway.
Police were called to the area of 8th and Yesler around 1:45 AM just as Seattle Fire was rushing the victim to the hospital. Police searched the camp area nearby and found the tent where the shooting occurred under I-5 south of the 8th and Yesler medic response.
The suspect in the crime was described only as a black male wearing a black mask. He was reported last seen fleeing south toward Jackson.
A K9 unit tracked in the area but the suspect was not located.
Detectives Investigating After A Homicide In Yesler Terrace
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Detectives are investigating after a woman was shot inside a tent and later died early Saturday morning.
Officers were called to 8th Ave. and Yesler Way at 1:45 AM. Saturday for reports of a woman shot multiple times.
Witnesses said the woman, in her 40’s, was sitting in a nearby tent when an unknown person reached in and began firing a handgun. The victim was struck multiple times before the gunman fled.
Seattle Fire Department Medics rushed the woman to the hospital where she later passed away.
CSI and Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation and will work with the Medical Examiner on this case. If you have any information in this case please call (206)233-5000.
The information in this post is subject to change as the case investigation proceeds.