Two people were wounded Monday night in a shooting that might have stemmed from road rage, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.
The shooting — in which a 21-year-old Roy man and a 20-year-old Tacoma woman were shot — happened on state Route 167 in Auburn, according to the State Patrol.
Dispatchers began getting calls about 10:30 p.m. about a crash involving two vehicles that had been involved in a road rage incident in which shots were fired.
Troopers found four people in one car that had crashed in a ditch on southbound state Route 167 near the entrance ramp from 15th Street Northwest.
The Roy man and the Tacoma woman had been shot several times and were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two passengers in the back seat of the wrecked car were not injured, the State Patrol said.
The car the four were in was hit at least 13 times by bullets, troopers said.
The uninjured passengers told police the incident started when one car cut off the other. After that, both drivers began driving aggressively.
They said the occupants of the other car displayed “gang signs” right before the shooting started.
The second vehicle was described as a dark-colored passenger car with at least three people inside. One person in the car was wearing a red bandana, witnesses said.
Southbound state Route 167 was closed from South 277th to state Route 18 for about four hours as troopers and a Seattle police tracking dog searched the freeway for evidence.
Anyone who might have witnessed the shooting or has information was asked to call State Patrol detective Russ Haake at 425-401-7717.