Woman shot in Renton park dies

Woman shot in Renton park dies

Credit: KING

Police investigate after a woman was shot in Liberty Park in Renton, Wash., May 22, 2013.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Updated Thursday, May 23 at 12:15 PM

A young woman who was shot in a Renton park following a fight Wednesday night was pronounced dead Thursday morning.

Renton Police said the shooting at Liberty Park was reported around 8:27 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found the 20-year-old woman lying in the east end of the park with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police say surveillance video and witness accounts show a fistfight had started between two women who were there with two different groups.

During the fight, at least one man from each group pulled a gun and an unknown number of shots were fired between them. Most of the people left after the shooting.

A man was detained, questioned by police and released.

Police said the victim had recently moved back to the Seattle area.

Renton Police are looking for more witnesses or anyone with information on the shooting. Call 425-430-7500 and reference case number 13-5506.

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