TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 509 gunfire investigation

(Added: State Patrol photo)

2:29 PM: Thanks for the tip about a Highway 509 closure – south of here but just in case you’re headed that way: WSDOT says it’s closed in both directions near Sea-Tac; if you’re headed southbound, you’ll be diverted to S. 160th; if northbound, you’ll be diverted to S. 188th. Per King County Sheriff’s Office scanner traffic, they’re investigating gunfire.

2:33 PM: State Patrol says 4 cars were hit, no injuries.

4:32 PM: The search is currently focused at the south end of 509, at 188th, but the backup on 509 is reported to start much further north, so if you have to head south, we’d advise non-509 routes.

6:25 PM: Via Twitter, the State Patrol has just posted this update: “Reopening NB Sr-509 lanes to normal traffic. The right lane of SB Sr-509 will remain closed while WSP K-9’s search the area for possible evidence.”

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 509 gunfire investigation"

  • Alki resident June 13, 2018 (3:07 pm)

    Absolutely scary. 

  • Joanne M Simpson June 13, 2018 (5:19 pm)

    What kind of object hit the cars?

    • WSB June 13, 2018 (5:58 pm)

      First paragraph, “gunfire.”

  • Vanessa June 13, 2018 (5:45 pm)


  • Rusty June 13, 2018 (11:00 pm)

    Thank you for reporting on this, and hoping that the person responsible for it was careless enough to leave evidence. Thank God nobody was hit.

  • Lola June 14, 2018 (6:02 am)

    Scary being out on the roads these days.  I hope they can catch this person.

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