ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A 27-year-old woman was shot and killed around 1 a.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg, according to police. 

Officials said police were called out to the 1000 block of 15th Avenue South after neighbors heard an altercation and a gunshot. 

Police found the victim, identified as Christina Rush, in the backyard with a gunshot wound.  She was transported to the hospital where she later died. 

Investigators believe the victim knew her attacker.  No one is in custody at this time. 

The investigation remains ongoing.