11-year-old injured in suspected road rage shooting on I-5 near Tacoma Mall
Update (Nov. 26 at 11:12 p.m.):
Just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday, WSP announced that a 19-year-old suspect had been taken into custody in connection to the shooting. They were booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of first-degree assault and drive-by shooting.
An 11-year-old child was injured in a suspected road rage shooting on I-5 in Tacoma on Friday afternoon, according to Washington State Patrol.
The shooting, which took place on northbound I-5 south of 38th Street near the Tacoma Mall, was reported at about 2:20 p.m.
A dark-colored Chevrolet Cruze was passing a black Honda CRV when the driver of the Chevrolet opened fire toward the Honda, hitting the child who was sitting in the rear passenger seat.
The victims then drove to the nearby Tacoma Fire Station 11 located at South 38th Street East and McKinley Avenue to seek help.
The child was transported to a hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
“It’s very hard to comprehend why people would do that, but what I’ve definitely noticed is that people seem to have forgotten to just be courteous to one another,” said WSP Trooper Robert Reyer. “I don’t know if that has something to do with not being used to being around one another over the last two years, but it’s important for us to be patient and courteous with one another.”
Troopers say they do not yet have information on the identity of the suspect involved in this incident.
Details on what exactly sparked the shooting are limited at this time, according to WSP.
Detectives responded to the scene to collect evidence and interview witnesses.
WSP detectives are seeking a dark-colored Chevrolet Cruze involved in a road rage shooting incident on I-5 by the Tacoma Mall pic.twitter.com/TGcxLJWkF1
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) November 26, 2022
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact WSP Detective Travis Calton at (253) 538-3174.
Those with images or videos related to this incident are asked to upload them to the WSP evidence portal.
This is a developing story.