Gunshots hit vehicle, cause short closure of I-5 in Lynnwood

A vehicle was struck by gunfire in the northbound lanes near 44th Avenue West, according to troopers.

LYNNWOOD — Northbound I-5 traffic was stopped after gunshots hit a vehicle Wednesday morning.

A driver in a Chrysler 300 was heading north near 44th Avenue West around 3:30 a.m. when the occupant reportedly noticed a Honda Accord driver following closely. The Honda driver changed lanes and passed on the right, but as the sedan went by, five shots hit the victim’s vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The driver was not injured.

Washington State Patrol troopers partially closed the freeway for the investigation, but it reopened around 5 a.m.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or something suspicious in the area around that time is asked to contact Washington State Patrol detective Dan Comnick at 425-508-0606 or Daniel.Comnick@wsp.wa.gov.

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