UPDATE: Overnight Shooting In White Center Leaves 23-Year Old Woman Dead
UPDATE 8/16/11 Noon: The King County Sheriff’s Office has released more info about Tuesday morning’s shooting in White Center that killed a 23-year old female:
Police say that Tuesday morning (Aug. 16), at about 12:20 a.m., deputies were called to the area of SW Roxbury St. and 15th Ave. SW by a passing witness for a fight disturbance. When deputies arrived they met with a small group of females, including the now-deceased shooting victim. Deputies were told that the disturbance was minor and that the other group, which consisted of three black males, had left the area. The group of women declined to speak further about the incident.
Deputies stayed in the general area and began to walk on foot to increase their visibility and to try to prevent further violence from erupting. Just before 1 a.m., officers heard several gunshots coming from the area of the original disturbance. When they returned they disocvered the victim laying in the middle of 15th Ave. SW with at least one gunshot wound. Witnesses said that at least two of the original three black males had returned and that one then shot the victim. The suspects then fled the scene on foot.
At this point, no suspects are in custody and no weapon has been recovered. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are investigating.
Police have not been able to rule out if this was gang-related or not.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit will be also be assisting as needed.
KING5 and numerous other media outlets are reporting that an overnight shooting in White Center has killed a 22-year old woman, and the gunman is still at large.
The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday morning (Aug. 16) near the intersection of 15th Ave SW and Roxbury Street.
Reports are that shortly after midnight, someone called 911 to report a fight in the area; when police arrived, they questioned a group of people, and even had a conversation with the 22-year old shooting victim. Some 45 minutes later, while on foot patrol, officers heard gunshots and ran back to find the woman dead.
Police were apparently still on the scene early Tuesday morning investigating.
Here’s KING5’s video report: