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Woman Shot to Death, Suspect Taken into Custody in Belltown

Seattle police have taken a suspect into custody after a woman was shot to death in the early morning hours of March 3rd in Belltown.

Officers responded to shots heard inside a building in the 2500 block of Western Avenue at about 1:10 a.m.

When investigators arrived, they found a woman in her 20s or 30s with a gunshot wound in an alleyway between Wall and Vine streets. Despite life-saving efforts by Seattle police and fire crews, the woman died on the scene.

Seattle police were able to quickly identify a woman in her late 20s to early 30s as a suspect and took her into custody. They also recovered a gun.

Right now, it’s unclear what led up to the deadly shooting. Homicide detectives and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene. The Homicide Unit will lead the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.