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Manhunt for gunman on the loose near a Seattle airport after shooting four cars

Washington state police are searching for a gunman who terrorized drivers near an airport Wednesday afternoon.  

State patrol troopers said a total of four cars were hit with bullets as the drivers traveled along State Route 509 near the Sea-Tacoma International Airport around 1.30pm. 

Authorities believe the shooter was on the side of the highway and not in a moving vehicle because of the trajectory of the bullets. 

  

Washington state police are searching for a gunman who terrorized drivers near an airport Wednesday afternoon. Four cars were hit with bullets, and this photo shows the windshield of one car

Washington State Patrol said the cars were hit as the drivers traveled along State Route 509 near the Sea-Tacoma International Airport around 1.30pm

Washington State Patrol said the cars were hit as the drivers traveled along State Route 509 near the Sea-Tacoma International Airport around 1.30pm

Authorities believe the shooter was on the side of the highway and not in a moving vehicle because of the trajectory of the bullets. All of the cars were struck on the driver's side of their cars

Authorities believe the shooter was on the side of the highway and not in a moving vehicle because of the trajectory of the bullets. All of the cars were struck on the driver’s side of their cars

All of the cars were struck on the driver’s side of their cars. 

Photos shared on Twitter by the State Patrol show the vehicles with bullet holes in the doors. One of the bullets even went through the windshield of Mary Ertl’s car.

‘I heard a boom and then glass all over my face,’ she told KOMO News. 

‘I thought it was a rock until I looked at the passenger side, and then I knew it was a bullet… So I slowed down, and called police.’ 

Troopers (pictured) and the King County Sheriff Air Support searched the area for the shooter

Troopers (pictured) and the King County Sheriff Air Support searched the area for the shooter

Aerial video of their search shows K-9 units on the ground as well as heavily-armed officers (pictured) on foot

Aerial video of their search shows K-9 units on the ground as well as heavily-armed officers (pictured) on foot

No one was injured in the terrifying shooting, but the gunman remains on the loose.   

Troopers and State Patrol aircraft searched the area for the shooter. 

Aerial video of their search shows K-9 units on the ground as well as heavily-armed officers on foot.

The Sea-Tac Airport was shut down for more than five hours on Wednesday and police blocked off traffic in and out of the area.

No one was injured in the terrifying shooting, but the gunman remains on the loose. Police blocked off traffic (pictured) in and out of the area when the shooting occurred 

No one was injured in the terrifying shooting, but the gunman remains on the loose. Police blocked off traffic (pictured) in and out of the area when the shooting occurred 

The Sea-Tac Airport (file image) was shut down for more than five hours on Wednesday and police blocked off traffic in and out of the area

The Sea-Tac Airport (file image) was shut down for more than five hours on Wednesday and police blocked off traffic in and out of the area

Authorities opened the southbound lanes and one northbound lane of State Route 509 around 6.30pm. All lanes were back open around 8.45pm

Authorities opened the southbound lanes and one northbound lane of State Route 509 around 6.30pm. All lanes were back open around 8.45pm

Authorities opened the southbound lanes and one northbound lane of State Route 509 around 6.30pm. 

All lanes were back open around 8.45pm after law enforcement officers wrapped up their search for the shooter. 

Detectives don’t have any reason to believe that the vehicles were targeted. 

But they are asking for any one with information on the shooting to call 911. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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