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Rideshare driver killed in ‘unsettling’ shooting as Edmonds police search for suspect

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EDMONDS, Wash. — Edmonds police are investigating a deadly shooting at the intersection of 236th Street Southwest and Edmonds Way.

Detectives say one person is dead and police are still looking for the gunman.

According to police, the suspect allegedly fired a gun at a rideshare driver along Edmonds Way late Wednesday night, hitting the driver and critically wounding them. The driver later died at the hospital.

KIRO 7 talked with a neighbor who said he heard the gunfire.

“Around 10:15 p.m., there was seven, what sounded like firecrackers, consistent 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… more and more cars are showing up, lights are going off, something is obviously is going on,” said the neighbor.

Multiple witnesses saw a man walking around, and shooting into the car several times. The driver is said to have been a 31-year-old man from SeaTac.

“At that point, I saw a person being hauled away on a gurney, and as I was standing on the corner looking, you could hear a cop say here’s two casings right here… The cop came up to me and said to get inside, they were still looking for someone,” said the neighbor.

In an updated on Thursday afternoon, police said that they believe the shooting was random.

“This is unsettling,” they said. “These are not people who knew each other or had history that we can tell.”

The suspect, who was last seen on 236th Street Southwest, is described as white or Hispanic, in his teens or early 20s, with curly dark hair. He was wearing a hoodie and all-black clothing.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward with any information that could help identify the suspect.

If you have any information, call 911.

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