West Seattle Road rage incident results in shooting

Courtesy of Seattle Police Department

Seattle Police responded to a road rage incident and shooting that flattened a vehicle's tire near West Marginal Way SW and SW Spokane Street.

While occupants of a Honda and a Subaru both reported the incident to 9-1-1, their stories varied car to car, as did witness accounts. 

According to police, the driver of the Honda and another driver in a Subaru were headed south on Highway 99 when they began to argue with their windows down over merging. 

The driver of the Subaru allegedly spit on the passenger in the Honda. Both drivers proceeded westbound and ended up stopping at the West Marginal Way SW and SW Spokane St traffic light. 

The driver and passenger of the Honda proceeded to get out of their vehicle and started banging on the Subaru's windows. According to police, the driver of the Honda punched the Subaru driver through his open window. The Subaru driver tried to vacate the area and hit the Honda on his way out.  

As the Subaru was leaving, the Honda driver told authorities that he was struck by the Subaru and thought he would be pinned between the two cars, so he and the passenger in the Honda shot at the Subaru's rear tire — according to the Subaru driver, he and his passenger were already driving away when the Honda occupants shot at their vehicle. 

Courtesy of Seattle Police Department 

Both drivers declined medical treatment on the scene.

The occupants of the Honda both held valid concealed carry licenses and surrendered their guns for evidence use. 

The incident is actively under investigation. 


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