By Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old woman was shot and killed in Seattle during a street robbery while she was returning home from her job.

The Seattle Times reports ( the shooting took place at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the southern end of the city. The victim was identified Friday as My-Linh Nguyen.

Assistant Police Chief Robert Merner said at a briefing that Nguyen had taken light rail and a bus home from her job at a downtown nail salon. He says there is evidence Nguyen fought with her assailant over her purse before she was shot multiple times.

Ballistic testing on shell casings left at the scene is in progress and police are looking for video-surveillance footage.

No arrests have been made.


Information from: The Seattle Times,

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