The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is seeking witnesses to a drive-by shooting they say took place on southbound I-5 near I-405 on Monday night, Feb. 19, 2024.

Just before 11 p.m. that night, WSP communications received a 9-1-1 call from a victim stating that they were shot at in their vehicle on southbound I-5 near I-405.

The victim further advised that he had sustained injuries from the gunfire and felt like he was going to pass out.

Troopers arrived along with the fire department at which time it was confirmed the victim did have gunshot injuries. He was immediately transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

The victim was able to advise the troopers that he was traveling on southbound I-5 approaching I-405 when he heard gunfire and felt pain. He had no description of the suspect or the suspect vehicle. 

The victim vehicle sustained multiple bullet holes as depicted in the pictures below:

WSP detectives are seeking any witnesses or anyone with information on the suspect(s) or suspect vehicle.  Please contact Detective Olsen at 


A witness contacted WSP detectives advising that they saw this freeway shooting and provided the following details on what they observed:

  • The witness reported that they were traveling southbound I-5 in the area that this shooting occurred and observed a gray Kia Optima next to the Ford Mustang.
  • The right front window was down and a suspect was sitting partially outside of the Kia firing across the roof at the Mustang with what appeared to be an automatic rifle.
  • The witness also stated that after the shooting the Kia continued southbound I-5 at normal freeway speeds and continued south past S. 188th Street, where the witness exited.
  • No license plate or description of the suspect(s) was obtained by the witness.
  • Detectives also determined that there were three different calibers which indicates there was more than one suspect shooting at the victim vehicle.

WSP detectives continue to seek additional witnesses or information in this shooting. Email Detective Olsen at

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