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Woman Killed In Park Shooting Man Also Shot In Apparent Robbery Attempt

A woman was shot to death and a man was injured late Saturday at a South Hill park during an apparent robbery attempt.

The injured man drove them both to Sacred Heart Medical Center. The man’s wounds were not life-threatening, said police spokesman Dick Cottam.

It was unclear whether the victims were related. Their names and ages also were not known.

Police refused to comment on reports that one of the victims was a sheriff’s deputy. At least nine police cars guarded the hospital’s emergency room. The shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. in the upper level of Lincoln Park near 22nd and Southeast Boulevard.

Police were searching for more than one suspect.

No arrests had been made late Saturday.

A police dog and two officers tracked a trail from the park to the intersection of 17th and Ray.

Details about the shooting are sketchy. Police taped off a parking lot on the southwest corner of the park. Patrol cars blocked off a portion of Southeast Boulevard.

The parking lot and a grassy area nearby are believed to be the crime scene, Sgt. Stan McGhee said.

The motive for the shooting appears to be robbery, Cottam said.

, DataTimes


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