Although initially it seemed as though a major tragedy had been averted - with the woman suffering only a gunshot wound to her hand - the story has since taken a turn for the worse, with investigators now saying a truck matching the description of the one used in the attack has been found near Sultan with a body nearby - believed to be that of the man suspected in the attack.
The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Sgt. Cindi West says the truck went through a front window and several feet into the home. The man got out, went looking for his ex-wife and fired several shots.
West says the woman was wounded in a hand.
According to KING 5, the man and woman had been divorced for some time and it's not known what prompted the attack. Three children were in the home at the time of the attack, though none were hurt. Two of the kids escaped the home, while the third called police.
As the AP reports, a truck with a license plate matching the one used in the attack was found at around 9 a.m. this morning on a rural road near Sultan.
From the AP:
King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says investigators are working under the assumption a body found near the pickup is the man's. The official determination will be made by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office.
Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the truck and body were found about 9 a.m. Thursday, and the person had apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.