State Patrol investigates shots fired on SR 167 near Auburn

Vehicle pulled up next to woman and her boyfriend as they traveled southbound near Ellingson Road

Bullet holes in a car shot at Jan. 10 along Highway 167 near Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Bullet holes in a car shot at Jan. 10 along Highway 167 near Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Washington State Patrol detectives have started investigations into a drive-by shooting on Jan. 10 on State Route 167 near Ellingson Road in Auburn.

At approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 10, the state patrol received a 911 call from a driver who stated they were shot at on State Route 167, according to the agency. Troopers contacted the woman at her residence.

According to the agency, the woman said a vehicle, described as a black BMW four-door sedan, pulled up next to her and her boyfriend as they traveled southbound on State Route 167 in a silver Dodge Charger.

The black BMW sedan started to fire, with the shooter firing from the driver’s rear passenger side, the victims advised. They believed the shooter fired shots into the air.

The sedan fled and the woman continued driving to her residence, according to the state patrol. The victim noticed her tire pressure light turn on as she drove back.

At home, the woman realized her vehicle received multiple gunshots in the shooting, including a tire.

According to the state patrol, the woman did not have a description of the suspect firing the weapon and was unable to obtain a license plate on the suspect vehicle.

The state patrol is seeking witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to help identify the suspect or suspect vehicle. Email Detective Russ Haake at

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