Driver shot in the face on I-5 in Kent; troopers search for suspect

A person is in the hospital after being shot in the face on I-5 in Kent during the Wednesday evening commute.

The shooting in the northbound lanes of I-5 near State Route 516. 

According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of a white vehicle, believed to be an Audi, was driving erratically and cutting in front of other drivers. A driver in a black vehicle pulled up alongside the white one. 

Then, the driver of the black vehicle was shot in the face. As a result, they crashed into a barrier on the right shoulder and continued before coming to a stop in a northbound right lane.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with very serious injuries. 

Troopers are still searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tim Hanson at

The investigation remains ongoing.