By Trooper Rocky Oliphant, Washington State Patrol, District 7 Public Information Officer.
On Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021, at approximately 11:00 pm, a shooting occurred on north Interstate 5 near 164th Street SW in Lynnwood.
The victim advised responding troopers they were traveling north on Interstate 5 approaching 164th Street when they observed another car behind them start to pass. The victim described the vehicle as an older model maroon Ford Taurus.
Shortly after the victim vehicle started to exit to 164th Street SW it was struck with two bullets on the passenger side. There were no other vehicles in the area at the time.
One bullet struck the right front fender, and the other bullet went through the right passenger door then into the passenger's right thigh. The passenger was treated at the hospital and released.
The victim advised there was no aggressive driving that led up to this incident and the victim is unaware of who the suspect may be.
The north Interstate 5 off ramp to 164th Street was closed for approximately two and a half hours. During this closure two bullet casings were located.
The victim advised the suspect vehicle was an older body style maroon Ford Taurus. The victim also advised that at the time of the shooting he saw a blue laser which may be associated with laser sights on a firearm.
Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses to the incident.
If you witnessed the incident, a blue laser being displayed from a vehicle or something suspicious in the area at that time, or if you have any other relevant information to provide, please contact Detective Josh Lancaster at Joshua.Lancaster@wsp.wa.gov or (425) 923-6718.