Potential sniper targeted cars traveling through Pierce Countyon January 21, 2013 @ 5:32 am (Updated: 8:34 am - 1/21/13 )
WSP trooper Guy Gill said that two cars were struck early Sunday morning by bullets. The first car was struck on eastbound SR-16 between the Narrows bridge and Jackson Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Gill said that car may have been struck by multiple bullets.
About thirty minutes later, on northbound I-5 between 56th and 38th Streets a full-size passenger car was struck multiple times by bullets.
State patrol is unsure where the shooter may have been aiming at the cars from, but are hoping witnesses that heard the shots, or the sounds of a muzzled gun firing may be able to help pin point the location.
"If they have any information at all, anything out of the ordinary, anything suspicious a vehicle parked on the shoulder maybe a pedestrian or a maybe a muzzled shot, we'd appreciate hearing from them," said Gill.
The vehicles have been taken in by state patrol. Investigators are unsure if the incidents are related but the Pierce Country crime lab will be working on the vehicles looking at bullet fragments, trajectory and also trying to identify the caliber of the rounds that struck the car.
KIRO Radio's Frank Shiers contributed to this report.
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