An argument near East Lake Street turned deadly early Wednesday, with a woman being stabbed to death and her attacker on the loose, authorities said.

The bloodshed occurred about 3 a.m. near East Lake and 5th Avenue S., where officers responding to a 911 call found the woman down in the street, police said.

The woman was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she died, police added. Her identity has yet to be released. A police report listed her as being 30 to 40 years old.

An argument between the woman and another female turned physical, and the female stabbed the woman, according to police.

The suspect fled, but police said in a statement that "this does not appear to be a random act."

Anyone with any information about the killing is asked to call police at 612-692-8477.