Detectives Tracking Down Leads Following Shooting at 3rd and Yesler

UPDATE:  6/27- On Tuesday evening, detectives located and arrested the 29-year-old female suspect wanted in connection with this shooting.   The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for assault.  Detectives will continue to handle the follow-up investigation.

Gang Unit detectives are conducting the investigation and following up on information developed after a woman was shot last night while she was in  Prefontaine Place Park.  The victim, a 26-year-old female, is recovering at the hospital.  Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Just before 7:30 pm on Thursday, officers responded to a reported shooting at 3rd Avenue and Yesler Way.  Officers arrived quickly and located the victim.  She had sustained a single gunshot wound to her abdomen but was able to provide officers information about the incident. According to the victim and several witnesses, a known female approached the victim and shot her after the two exchanged a few words.  Immediately after the shooting the suspect fled.  Officers searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.

Detectives are continuing to handle the investigation.