A woman in her 20s was found shot dead at 4:30 a.m. on Friday morning just off the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.
Police believe this was a targeted hit and that the woman was not killed at random. Officers have not yet identified the woman, according to a police spokesman.
A passerby found the woman on the popular trail at North Northlake Way and Eastern Avenue North and called 911.
Homicide detectives initially cleared the area and have since reopened the trail to pedestrians and cyclists.
The Burke-Gilman, a former railroad turned trail, is a popular route for cyclists commuting between Ballard and the University of Washington and further north.