October 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM
Police: Woman found dead on Burke-Gilman Trail was shot
UPDATE 3:48 P.M.:
Terry Lad, who lives near the shooting scene, told KING-TV that he was walking his dog around midnight when he heard a single gunshot.
“As I was walking back I heard a gunshot and thought that’s strange. That’s not a firecracker,” Lad told the station.
UPDATE 10:49 a.m.: Seattle police say that a woman whose body was found on the Burke-Gilman Trail in North Seattle this morning was shot.
Details were scarce, but police said she was believed to be in her 20s. Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said investigators “do not believe the woman was randomly targeted.” He did not elaborate.
The body of a woman was found on the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Wallingford neighborhood around 4:30 this morning, according to Seattle police.
Homicide detectives and crime-scene analysts are on scene, a stretch of trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. He said more details would be released later in the morning.
Officers were notified about the body after a passer-by phoned 911 to report seeing what appeared to be a body on the trail, Jamieson said.
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