Police: Homeowner shoots woman after reported burglary on Beacon Hill

Police are investigating after a homeowner shot a woman in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood Wednesday morning. 

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 2100 block of Beacon Avenue South before 7:30 a.m.

According to police, a man and his wife woke up and saw two men and a woman in their yard. The woman called 911 while her husband got a gun and confronted the three people. 

Investigators said the man told police he opened fire after one of the suspects approached him while carrying a handsaw. 

When officers arrived at the scene, one of the suspects, a 53-year-old woman, had a gunshot wound to her stomach. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center. 

A 59-year-old man was arrested at the scene. 

The couple reported a possible third suspect, who fled the scene. 

Several hours after the shooting, a man with a gunshot wound showed up at a Ballard hospital but it's unknown if he is connected to the Beacon Hill shooting. 

Police said the couple was burglarized several days earlier. 

The investigation remains ongoing.


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