Possible road rage incident leads to shooting on I-5 near Federal Way

30-year-old man shot in chest near the South 320th Street exit; man’s baby and wife not injured.

One man is in serious condition after he was shot in the chest during a possible road rage incident along I-5 near Federal Way, officials say.

Just before 1 p.m. June 13, Washington State Patrol and South King Fire and Rescue personnel responded to reports of a shooting near the South 320th Street exit on Interstate 5.

The victim is a 30-year-old man who was shot once in the chest/abdomen area, said Trooper Rick Johnson of Washington State Patrol in a tweet. The man’s injuries are serious, but he is in stable condition. He has been transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Early information from detectives indicate the incident may have been a result of road rage, Johnson said. Both of the vehicles stopped near the right shoulder of the freeway and the victim exited his car. The suspect shot the man, then fled the scene, according to officials.

The man’s wife and baby were also in the car, but they were not injured, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Van Cleave.

The suspect fled southbound in a black 2013 Mazda 3. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Washington State Patrol at 425-401-7788.

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