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King County Sheriff
John Urquhart


Woman shot and killed during fight

Summary

A physical fight between two women turned deadly this morning when one of the women produced a gun and shot and killed the other.(C17027942)

Story

The shooting happened just before 1 am in the parking lot of the Avenue Apartments in the 10700 block of 14 Ave SW near White Center.  Police responded to the complex after receiving numerous 911 calls of a shot being heard.

When police arrived they found a 28 year old woman lying in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.  A 28 year old female, who reportedly fired the shot, was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Highline Hospital with minor injuries from the fight.  She will be booked later this morning for Investigation of Murder.

Detectives learned the women knew each other and had been at a party at a nearby apartment prior to the shooting.  Detectives are interviewing witnesses to determine what led up to the shooting.