Woman fatally shot in Seattle after suspect tried to rob her

SEATTLE — A woman was shot and killed in Seattle Thursday night by someone trying to steal her purse, police said.

Officers responded to 39 Avenue S and S Warsaw Street at 8:30 p.m. to reports of shots fired.

Witnesses said the victim was walking in the area when the suspect approached her and attempted to steal her purse. The suspect shot the victim and fled the area.

Seattle Fire Department Medics took the woman to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. She later died.


No arrests have been made.