With Guns In Burien:
Hot lead flies between two ragers, then a crash into two parked cars
April 12, 2018
Road rage graphic: Sky Valley Chronicle
News-opinion-expert crime analysis
(BURIEN, WA.) – The last incident of road rage with guns in these parts was about 13 days ago in Cowlitz County but the latest one was Wednesday afternoon in Burien, according to the King County Sheriff’s office.
At 4:34 pm Wednesday this tweet from a sheriff’s office public information officer: “Shooting investigation at SW 124/ 1 in Burien. Traffic will be effected in the area, parts of 1 AVE are closed from SW 116/ SW 124. No gun shot victims. At least one car struck by a bullet.”
Then about an hour later: “This appears to be a road rage incident that turned into occupants of 1 vehicle firing multiple shots at another vehicle. Those occupants of the 2nd vehicle returned fire and then crashed into 2 parked cars and a fence. No one injured, other vehicle fled the scene.”
The wrap: reports from the scene say one car pulled up alongside another one on First Ave. South, some words went down and then the guns came out.
Somebody in one car shoots at the other car, a tan car, then a passenger in the tan car pulls out a heater and returns fire, boom, boom, boom as both rigs rolled on down First Avenue.
Must have been a heck of a sight to see. Lots of calls to 911 came in.
Then the driver of the tan car loses control in the area of SW 119th St. (that can happen when people are shooting at you and you at them) and smashes it into two parked cars and a fence in somebody’s yard. The other car with a shooter in it speeds away.
What’s amazing is, it appears nobody got hit with any of that lead. But then, the cops did not know if somebody in that car that sped away ended up with gunshot wounds.
A sheriff’s spokesman told a TV station reporter at the scene that the tan rig had “a number of bullet holes and the passenger windows were shot out.”
But get this: all that appeared to have come from gunfire coming from inside that car.
Just another day in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.