Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
Update to State Route 167 Shooting
King County --Washington State Patrol (WSP) detectives believe that the suspects involved in a shooting on SR 167 on January 25th were driving a late 1990's to early 2000 Mercedes passenger car. Investigators are also looking at the possibility that there was more than one subject that participated in the shooting and that the suspects may have gang affiliations.
Late 1990's-2000 Mercedes (Not actual vehicle)
The incident occurred around 10:32 pm, southbound SR 167 near the entrance ramp to 15th Ave. NW in Auburn. Troopers arrived to find four occupants from one vehicle that had crashed into the ditch. The victim vehicle, a 1999 Mazda 626, was struck by gunfire at least 13 times. The two front seat occupants were shot several times in the lower extremities, suffering non-life threatening injuries. Both rear seat occupants were not injured.
State Patrol continues to seek witnesses that may have any details and/or knowledge of this event.
Any witnesses with information to this incident should please call Washington State Patrol Detective Russ Haake at (425) 401-7717 or Detective Brody Ford at (425) 401-7742