FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Another road rage incident in western Washington turned deadly on Monday in Federal Way.
It happened in the area of 8th Avenue South and South 320th.
“It was very heartbreaking for everybody involved,” Inna Grib, a witness, said. Another woman who did not want to be identified said two men were fighting in the street after their cars collided.
“They were running between two cars, they were on the street and there was heavy fighting, they lost their shoes, they were hitting each other very heavily,” she said. The witness then said one of the men pulled out a gun.
“And not even looking where he’s shooting, he fired the gun and the other guy move to the ground and didn’t move after that,” she said. Grib said people attempted CPR on the man who was shot.
“Just by the amount of blood that was seen, we knew right away that he wasn’t going to make it,” Grib said. Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer said road rage incidents and aggressive driving incidents are becoming too common.
“People just got used to not having to be patient anymore and now traffic is heavy and people have to be patient again and this seems to be an issue,” he said. If you do find yourself in a situation like this, Reyer said you should get out of the way and put distance between yourself and the other driver.
“Try to safely get out of their way and do not do anything that could escalate the situation,” he said. Reyer said you can also call 911 because there likely will be a trooper nearby who can help.
KIRO 7 did reach out to Federal Way police multiple times for an update and is waiting to hear back.
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