Katrishay Quarles died of gunshot to throat in homicide near Denver Rescue Mission (26)

Update: The Denver coroner's office has identified the woman who was shot and killed near the Denver Rescue Mission early Saturday morning as Katrishay Quarles, eighteen. Cause of death: a gunshot wound to the thorax. Police are still searching for a suspect or suspects in the case. Look below to see our earlier coverage.

Original item, 9:25 a.m. September 19: The Denver Rescue Mission reaches out to the troubled via its iconic "Jesus Saves" sign.

But no one was able to save a woman who was shot and killed near the facility early Saturday morning.

At 12:08 a.m., the Denver Police Department received several calls about a shooting on the 2200 block of Lawrence Street -- and those living in the neighborhood weren't the only ones alerted. Officers on patrol in the vicinity also heard the shots and rushed to the scene, where they found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at Denver Health.

Despite all the activity in the neighborhood, the DPD has no specific information about a potential suspect -- presumably part of a group that got into a fight resulting in flying, and lethal, lead. (If you saw anything, call 720-913-7867). Thus far, the victim has not been identified, pending next-of-kin notification.

Look below to check out an interactive graphic of the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."

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