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Women Shot In Seattle’s Chinatown International District

Seattle police shot a woman in the Chinatown International District Wednesday night after responding to a report she had a gun, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Officers received a report that a woman was firing shots at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street around 8 p.m., said Assistant Chief Adrian Diaz.

Two officers encountered the woman at 10th Avenue South and South Jackson Street and fired shots at her, he said.

Diaz said a gun was found at the scene. He said he did not have information Wednesday night about what occurred before the shooting and whether the woman was holding the gun.

The woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said her injuries were not life threatening.

The two officers were not injured. Diaz said it was not yet clear if both bullets from both officers’ weapons struck the woman.

between Eight Avenue South and 12th Avenue South because of police activity, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Police interviewed possible witnesses after the shooting, including a young boy and his family.

Seattle police’s crime scene and force investigation teams were investigating Wednesday night, along with the King County Sheriff’s Office.

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