Detectives Investigating After A Homicide In Yesler Terrace

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 40s, 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.