One dead after dozens of shots fired, followed by chase, crash

SHORELINE, Wash. — One person is dead after suspects fired dozens of gunshots and then fled from Lynnwood to Shoreline.

It started at 12:45 a.m. Thursday after at least 40 shots were fired in Lynnwood near 148th and Admiralty Way.

While no one was hurt, several bullets were fired into apartment buildings. Deputies say one of those shots came very close to a mother and her young child.

Responding deputies then found the suspects speeding from the area in a stolen Honda CRV.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said deputies tried to pull over the SUV, but the suspects sped up and a chase started near the 13900 block of Ash Way.

The chase continued to 164th Street and onto southbound I-5. Miles later, the suspects then got off the freeway at NE 145th Street in Shoreline. Deputies say the Honda was going about 90 mph in the oncoming lane of traffic, so deputies called off the chase.

Shortly after, the driver lost control of the SUV and crashed into a power pole near 36th Ave NE and NE 145th Street.

Deputies say one of the people in the Honda, a man, died on impact. The other suspect ran away and has not been found by officers.

It is not yet known what led up to the shooting, but detectives say they believe a second car was involved. A stretch of 148th Street SW between Admiralty Way and 35th Street in Lynnwood remains closed while detectives investigate.

The crash scene near NE 145th Street is also closed while detectives investigate. As of 5:30 a.m., the street was expected to be closed for several more hours.