PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A woman delivering newspapers near Puyallup was shot and wounded in what appears to be a case of road rage.
The 61-year-old woman was delivering papers near Canyon Road and 84th Street East in the Summit-Waller area around 5:30 a.m. Thursday when a man, who may have been angry because she was driving slowly, passed her car, then turned back around, driving toward her.
“Came back around with a green bandana on his face and fired a round. The round went through the passenger window of the car, struck our newspaper delivery lady in her shoulder,” said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Detective Ed Troyer. The woman drove to a nearby convenience store to call for help. She told investigators she was outside an apartment building near Canyon and 84th when she was shot but couldn’t remember where it’s located.
Troyer said the woman told them the shooter was a white man between 20 and 30 years old driving a white sedan.
The News Tribune of Tacoma, the paper the woman was delivering, released a statement after this morning’s shooting saying it was deeply disturbed by the shooting.
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