State patrol investigating 6 freeway shootings within a matter of hours in South King County

FEDERAL WAY and SEATAC, Wash. — Washington State Patrol is investigating six shootings along South King County freeways on Wednesday night within a matter of hours, at least two of which are believed to be linked.

According to the WSP, one shooting happened on southbound I-5 near South 320th Street in Federal Way at about 9:30 p.m. One person was hurt and taken to Harborview.

A photo of the victim’s car posted by Trooper Rick Johnson on X showed a bullet hole in the driver’s side window.

A second shooting was on northbound I-5 near South 200th Street in SeaTac. No injuries were reported in that case.

The WSP believes both shootings involved a newer light blue Nissan 350Z with a spoiler.

The driver is believed to be a white man in his 30s to 40s with a handgun. The WSP said he was the only one in the car. He was last seen exiting to Interurban.

If you have any information, call 911.

Four other shootings reported

WSP says that there were four other shootings on freeways in South King County within a similar time frame on Wednesday night.

A third shooting was reported on southbound SR 167 near the the Ellingson exit. With no description of a suspect vehicle, it’s unclear whether that one was tied to the first two.

A fourth shooting, again on southbound I-5 near South 320th street, was reported just before 11:40 p.m. The driver of a gray mid-2000s pickup shot at the victim’s vehicle. In that case, the victim was not hit.

There is no description of the suspect and the victim was unable to get the license plate number. This has not been linked to the other incidents

On Thursday evening, Trooper Johnson reported that WSP had gotten calls from two more victims shot at on Wednesday night. One was along southbound I-5 near Southcenter. The other was 15 minutes later on southbound I-5 from SR 518.

There was no description of a suspect vehicle and “no info to tie this to any of the other shootings,” Johnson noted.