Woman delivering newspapers in South Sound shot in road rage attack

VIDEO: Woman delivering newspapers in South Sound shot in road rage attack

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.

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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.