Woman found in St. Pete yard with gunshot wound dies, police say

St. Petersburg police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old woman Thursday morning. 

Police said they responded to the 1000 block of 15th Avenue South around 1 a.m. Investigators said neighbors heard an altercation and a gunshot in the area. The victim, later identified as Christina Veronica Rush, was found with a gunshot wound in a backyard. 

Officers tried to do CPR, they said, but the woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died. Investigators said they believe the victim knew the shooter. No one is in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.