Troopers looking for witnesses to drive-by shooting on SR 18

KING COUNTY, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol is hoping to find someone who witnessed a drive-by shooting that happened on State Route 18 Thursday afternoon.

Troopers said a man called 911 at 12:05 p.m. and said someone in a truck had shot at him on westbound SR 18 near Issaquah/Hobart Road.

The victim told troopers and detectives that he was involved in a road rage incident with an aggressive driver that began as both vehicles were approaching the Tiger Mountain summit.

The victim, who was driving a black GMC Sierra truck, said as he began to exit to Issaquah/Hobart Road, the driver of a silver truck fired multiple rounds from a handgun and then continued on westbound SR 18.

The victim was not hurt.

The truck is described as a silver, early 2000s Toyota Tacoma with no license plate and a disabled placard hanging from the rearview mirror. The driver was described as a 30-to-40-year-old man with salt-and-pepper hair.

One bullet hole was discovered in the tailgate of the victim’s truck.

Anyone with information that would help identify the driver and his Toyota truck is asked to contact Detective Ford at Brody.Ford@wsp.wa.gov.