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1 seriously injured after road rage shooting, crash on I-5 in Kent

By Lauren Girgis, The Seattle Times
Published: March 16, 2023, 7:37am

SEATTLE — A person crashed after they were shot during an act of road rage on Interstate 5 on Wednesday evening in Kent, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Initially, all northbound lanes on I-5 at Highway 516 were blocked, as were the eastbound and westbound onramps to I-5 from Highway 516. By 9 p.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation reported all lanes had reopened.

Patrol Trooper Chelsea DeHart said the person was shot in the face and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. A Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority spokesperson said the person’s injuries were life-threatening.

DeHart said preliminary information indicated the shooting was due to road rage. The shooter reportedly drove away from the scene.

Additional information about what led to the shooting was not immediately available.

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