Investigation under way after man found shot dead in vehicle on SR-520

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SEATTLE -- Seattle Police and Washington State Patrol are investigating after a person was found shot dead inside a vehicle along SR-520 Eastbound Monday morning.

According to WSP, troopers responded about 5 a.m. to reports of a woman running through traffic on SR-520. It's unclear exactly where she was when troopers found her.

Trooper Rick Johnson said the woman told police there was a shooting victim in a car on 520. Troopers found a man shot dead inside the vehicle. The man was sitting in the driver's seat.

The case is being treated as a homicide. Troopers said they aren't sure whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Johnson said he believes the woman was in the vehicle with the man at some point before the shooting.

Police did not have any additional information on Monday morning. The right lane of 520 East remained blocked while officers investigated Monday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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