March 11, 1997 in City

Tan Sedan Sought In Highway Shooting

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Police on Monday sought the public’s help in finding a car involved in an early-morning shooting on Washington 167 that left a Kent woman critically injured.

Sara Wilson, 21, a passenger in a car going south on the highway, was shot in the face by someone in a passing car. Her companion, a 22-year-old Kent man, was not hurt. He drove her to Valley Medical Center.

The victim was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was in critical condition after surgery.

The car was described as a mid-1980s American-made sedan, light brown or tan in color, with long, rectangular tail lights.

The sedan had at least four people in it, and the shots apparently came from a passenger in the back seat, said Penny Bartley, a Renton police spokeswoman.

Police do not know what provoked the shooting, Bartley said.

Wilson and her companion first saw the suspects’ car driving erratically south on Interstate 5 near Boeing Field, Bartley said. They encountered the car again after they traveled north on Interstate 405 and turned south on Washington 167 in south Renton.

Wilson and her companion had been at a nightclub in Seattle and were returning to the Kent area when the shooting occurred, police said.

Officers on Monday scoured a stretch of the highway, looking for shell casings.


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