Detectives Investigating After Woman Shot During Robbery

Update:

Homicide detectives have released a sketch of a suspect in thelinh-nguyen-homicide-suspect homicide of My-Linh Nguyen. Detectives also believe the vehicle pictured may be have been used by the suspect at the time of the homicide. If you have any information in this case please call the Homicide tip line at (206)233-5000.

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Update:

Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation because the victim has died of her injuries.

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Detectives are investigating after a woman was shot during a robbery in South Seattle Thursday night.

Officers responded to 39 Ave S and S Warsaw St at 8:30 PM to reports of shots fired.

Witnesses said the victim was walking in the area when the suspect approached her and attempted to steal her purse. The suspect shot the victim and fled the area.

Seattle Fire Department Medics took the woman to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Officers are continuing to search the area for the suspect.

This is an active scene and details may change as the investigation continues. If you have any information please call 911 immediately.