Police are investigating after a couple in their 70s were wounded in a suspected road rage shooting this morning in West Seattle.
The couple were driving in West Seattle around 8:15 AM when they encountered another motorist in a white van, who was driving slowly in front of them. The male victim honked at the other driver and then drove around the suspect’s van.
The victims then stopped at a red light at the intersection of 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Holden Street. The suspect pulled pulled up on the passenger’s side of the victims’ car and fired a single shot into their vehicle, grazing the victims.
The suspect sped away, and the victims drove to the nearby Southwest Precinct and flagged down officers to report the incident and receive aid for their injuries. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
If you have any information about this incident, please call the SPD Violent Crimes tip line at 206 233 5000 or 911.