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UPDATE: Woman dies of wound in Liberty Park shooting in Renton

Red circles mark where Renton Police investigators recovered shell casings or lead from a shootout at Liberty Park Wednesday night, in which a woman received a life-threatening wound. The circle at the right of the pole has  No. 21, indicating the number of rounds, shells or other pieces of evidence at the crime scene. In the background is the children
Red circles mark where Renton Police investigators recovered shell casings or lead from a shootout at Liberty Park Wednesday night, in which a woman received a life-threatening wound. The circle at the right of the pole has No. 21, indicating the number of rounds, shells or other pieces of evidence at the crime scene. In the background is the children's play area at the park.
— image credit: Dean A. Radford/Renton Reporter

UPDATE: The victim in the Liberty Park shooting Wednesday night died at Harborview Medical Center at 9:50 a.m. Thursday. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide, according to Renton Police Detective Robert Onishi. The King County Medical Examiner will release the victim's name and cause of death following an autopsy. Nine rounds and shall casings were found at the scene.

HERE'S THE ORIGINAL STORY

A 20-year-old woman suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound Wednesday night at Liberty Park, according to the Renton Police Department.

Multiple calls to 911 were received at about 8:30 p.m. about the shooting at the park in downtown Renton. Officers found the injured woman lying on the east side of the park.

Based on witness accounts and city video monitoring, police learned that two women got into a fistfight, each with a group of associates, according to Detective Robert Onishi, a Renton Police spokesman.

At least one man from each of the groups pulled a gun and an unknown number of shots were fired between the groups, according to Onishi. Most of those involved then fled.

The victim, who had recently moved back to the Seattle area, suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.  She was transported to Harborview and underwent surgery, with injuries described as life threatening, according to Onishi.

A male subject was detained nearby on Park Avenue and questioned by the police, then released pending further investigation.

Renton Police are trying to locate all the parties present at the shooting.  Anyone who directly witnessed the shooting or has any information regarding this incident or the people involved is asked to call Renton Police at 425-430-7500, reference case number 13-5506.

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