SEATTLE - Seattle Police are investigating after firefighters say two people were shot and killed early Tuesday morning.
The Seattle Fire Department told FOX 13 News that crews found a man dead when they arrived. They began life-saving efforts on a nearby woman, but she died at the scene. Both appeared to have been shot.
The medical examiner on Thursday identified the victims as 37-year-old James Smith and 25-year-old Victoria Phillips. Both were determined to have died from multiple gunshot wounds, and their deaths have been ruled a homicide.
Neighbors near the scene told FOX 13 News that they saw a body in the street.
"I went out and I was trying to see if my car was involved in something because it was right there and I did see a body outside a car, right next to my car," said neighbor Shannon Ward. "The body was on the ground and I was told to go back inside my apartment. And then another cop came up to me to tell me that my car was apparently not damaged, no bullet holes, so I said ‘oh someone got killed?’ and he said ‘a couple people.’"
The medical examiner arrived at the scene around 5:00 a.m.
No further details have been released.
Police have not released any suspect information.