9-year-old shot in the face during road rage incident in Renton, suspect sought

A child has life-threatening injuries after being shot during a road rage incident in Renton.

According to Washington State Patrol, it appears the drivers of two vehicles made contact with each other on SR 167, approaching I-405. The two vehicles exited and wound up near SW Grady Way.

The driver of a Dodge Durango got out and approached the dark blue Mustang involved, WSP said. 

The driver of the blue Mustang shot toward the Durango and ended up shooting a child. Washington State Patrol said the child was hit in the mouth and upper chest. 

WSP said the driver of the blue Mustang sped off and police are searching for the vehicle.

The child was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to WSP. Hospital officials say the child is in serious condition, and is recovering in the intensive care unit. 

This is a developing story. FOX 13 will have updates as they become available.

Detectives are still looking for the dark blue Mustang. WSP do not have a plate number, but say it's a convertible with white writing on the lower portion of the windshield. 

If you have any information that could help investigators, you can submit photos or videos here or contact Detective Todd early at Todd.Early@wsp.wa.gov.