Someone in a vehicle that was chasing an SUV on an on-ramp to westbound Highway 18 opened fire early Tuesday morning (Oct. 6) and killed its driver.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the SUV had been stolen from a 7-Eleven in Auburn about 15 minutes before the shooting,
The WSP said the incident unfolded shortly after midnight on the C Street Southwest on-ramp to westbound Highway 18 when someone inside the pursuing vehicle started shooting, and the SUV spun out in the wrong direction of the on-ramp.
According to WSP Trooper Rick Johnson, the SUV’s driver got out and died in the eastbound lanes of Highway 18.
The WSP closed both directions of the freeway near the on-ramp, and reopened them around 8 a.m.
#Breaking. I will be heading to the scene on SR 18 near C st. Both directions of SR 18 are blocked due to this incident. Details are still not clear but there is a white SUV involved and one other unknown vehicle. Driver of SUV deceased from an apparent gunshot. 1/2
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) October 6, 2020