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Shooting caused all lanes on I-5 south in Everett to close Wednesday

Jun 12, 2024, 12:46 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2024, 5:37 am

Image: All lanes on Interstate 5 south in Everett were closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. It cause...

All lanes on Interstate 5 south in Everett were closed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. It caused significant traffic backups. (Image courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation)

(Image courtesy of Washington State Department of Transportation)

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating a shooting that occurred late Wednesday morning o on Interstate 5 (I-5) south that closed all of the lanes for drivers.

According to a statement sent from WSP Trooper and Public Information Officer Kelsey Harding to KIRO Newsradio Wednesday, the incident happened just north of the 41st Street off-ramp. Harding previously told KIRO Newsradio in an email Wednesday detectives were gathering information and a statement on what happened would be sent out once that information was made available.

WSP described the suspect vehicle is a red Chevrolet Camaro around the 2010 model year with a tinted rear license plate cover. The driver was described as a male with facial hair. In addition, there was a passenger in the Camaro at the time of the shooting.

Earlier Everett incident: I-5 north reopens after officer-involved shooting left suspect dead

The state law enforcement agency has described the victim vehicle is a tan 2004 Lexus SUV that was hit with multiple bullets to the rear passenger tire. There were no injuries sustained during this incident.

All lanes on I-5 south in Everett at Marine View Drive were closed after the shooting closed them down Wednesday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported on X. As of 1 p.m., drivers saw delays on that freeway that backed traffic up several miles.

The Incident Response team and WSP were on the scene.

The X account @SnoCoScannerRep, which describes itself as “the Snohomish County Scanner Report,” posted two images captured between 12:20 and 12:25 p.m. Wednesday from WSDOT cameras showing a group of people walking on I-5 during the time of the closure. It is not known who was walking on the freeway at that time.

Steve Coogan is the lead editor of MyNorthwest. You can read more of his stories here. Follow Steve on X, or email him here.

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