One woman is dead and a second injured after a shooting near an apartment complex in White Center early Tuesday morning.

Deputies responded to the Avenue Apartments around 1 a.m. to reports of shots fired.

Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff's Office said two 28-year-old women began fighting shortly after a party they both attended.

Detectives believe one of the women pulled out a gun and shot the other. Medics arriving at the scene were unable to revive the shooting victim.

The alleged shooter was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries sustained during the fight. West said that once treated, she will be booked for investigation of second-degree murder.

Witnesses at the scene are cooperating with deputies. Detectives will remain on scene throughout the morning to continue their investigation.