News Shooting in the Cemetery
posted by July 24 at 20:08 PMon
Two elderly women were rushed to Harborview Medical Center Tuesday evening after police reported they had both suffered gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide attempt at the Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home and Cemetery in the 11000 block of Aurora Avenue North.
The women appeared to have been shot in a car parked along a road inside the cemetery next to a group of graves, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
Police were called to the cemetery shortly before 6 p.m. to investigate a call reporting shots fired in the area.
When officers arrived on the scene, they reported finding the bodies of the elderly women.
Witt said police are investigating to determine if the two victims were related, possibly mother and daughter. The younger woman was reported to be a 60-year-old Seattle resident, but police did not have a confirmed name, age or address for the other woman.
Witt said both suffered handgun wounds to the head, and a gun was recovered at the scene.
One of the women also left a note in the car, Witt said.
Via the PI
More updates as they become available.