LAKE STEVENS — One man was shot in the chest and another was hit in the head with a flashlight after an apparent road-rage confrontation in Lake Stevens on Wednesday night.
Both men were taken to hospitals.
Both suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, Detective Jeff Lambier said Thursday.
Detectives from the Lake Stevens Police Department said they believe the assault was the result of a road-rage incident that occurred between the two men in the Frontier Village area around 8:45 p.m.
Patrol officers were called out on a report of an assault with a weapon at the intersection of North Davies Road and 96th Ave Northeast.
Bystanders called 911 after watching a 25-year-old Snohomish man get out of a Toyota truck and assault the driver of a Subaru with a flashlight, police said.
The Subaru driver, also 25, from Lake Stevens, then grabbed a gun and shot the other man in the chest, according to police reports.
The man who was shot was first taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and then transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The other man was taken to Providence to be treated for head injuries.
“The investigation is ongoing,” Lambier said.
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