Silent Vigil Honors Two Killed At 'Jungle' Encampment | KUOW News and Information

Silent Vigil Honors Two Killed At 'Jungle' Encampment

Feb 4, 2016

A silent vigil Wednesday in downtown Seattle marked the deaths of Jeannine Zapata and James Tran. The two were fatally shot last week at a homeless encampment known as the Jungle.  

Since the year 2000, the local group Women in Black has organized similar vigils since for homeless people who die outside or due to violence. Group leaders say they held vigils for 66 homeless people in 2015, the highest death count since the group started. 

KUOW reporter Liz Jones attended Wednesday's gathering outside city hall, and filed this audio postcard.