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A woman in her 40s died early Saturday after being shot while inside a tent in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at a homeless encampment near Eighth Avenue and Yesler Way around 1:45 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department.

Witnesses told police the woman was sitting in the tent when someone reached in and began shooting.

She was struck multiple times and medics rushed her to Harborview Medical Center, where she later died, police said.

The shooter fled the scene, and police ask anyone with information to call 206-233-5000.