Seattle homicide detectives and crime scene investigators are investigating the shooting death of a man found in a transient camp known as "the Jungle" off a wooded interchange of Interstate 5 early Thursday morning.
Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said a patrol officer was flagged down about 12:50 a.m. by a witness who said an injured man was just off an access road next to the freeway just east of I-5 and south of the I-90 on-ramp.
The officer found a dead man with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Police searched the area but found no suspects, and determined that the crime scene was several hours old.
The Jungle is a brush area of transient camps near the freeway interchange in approximately the 1100 block of South Atlantic Street.
Here's the Times story, which lists an address of 700 Dearborn St, a block south of Jose Rizal Park.