Washington State Patrol troopers were searching Monday for a man who shot and wounded two teenagers during a road-rage incident on state Route 167 in Pierce County.
The same bullet hit the 18-year-old man and 17-year-old girl. Both were treated at a local hospital and released, the State Patrol reported.
Troopers gave this account:
The shooting took place shortly after 2 a.m. as the teens were traveling south on state Route 167 near state Route 410.
Another vehicle drove past the teens’ vehicle, then onto the left shoulder and nearly caused a crash. The teens got off state Route 167 at state Route 410 and headed toward Sumner.
The male driver of the other vehicle rolled down the passenger side window and shot at the teens. The bullet went through a passenger door, hit the man in the forearm and the girl in the back.
The other driver continued south on state Route 167. His vehicle was described as a black, newer model Mazda 6. The driver was described as a white, clean-shaven man with dark hair.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call detectives at 253-538-3172.