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One person shot in suspected road rage incident on I-5 near Kent

Traffic backed up at least 5 miles as law enforcement investigated the shooting on March 15.

KENT, Wash. — One person was shot in a suspected road rage incident in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Kent on Wednesday.

According to Washington State Patrol (WSP), one person was sent to Harborview Medical Center for a gunshot wound to the face.

The shooting occurred between Kent and SeaTac near 216th Street around 4:40 p.m.

Witnesses reported that they saw two cars driving erratically before the shooting happened. Washington State Patrol said the suspect vehicle was cutting in front of other vehicles.

One driver allegedly shot at the other. The victim of the shooting then crashed into the barrier.

The suspect fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement officials say they are searching for a white Audi.

All lanes of northbound I-5 were closed for about 30 minutes. Traffic was diverted off I-5 to State Route 516, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

The HOV and two left lanes were open by approximately 6 p.m.

All lanes were back open by 7:30 p.m.

The shooting and investigation created a backup about 5 miles long. 

Law enforcement asks anyone with any information to call 911.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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