The woman was shot when, witnesses told police, someone tried to steal her purse.

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A woman died Thursday night after she was shot during an attempted purse snatching in South Seattle, police said.

The shooting at 39th Avenue South and South Warsaw Street occurred about 8:30 p.m.

Police said witnesses told them someone tried to steal the woman’s purse, shot her and then fled.

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No one has been arrested.