Washington State Patrol in need of community help

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    KING COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) are asking for your help in locating the person responsible for a shooting that happened this past December.

    On December 20, 2018 a family was traveling on SB SR 509 just south of the 1st Avenue bridge when the front passenger window was shot out.

    The families 14 year-old son was hit in the head which ultimately lead to his loss of vision.

    This has been the only injury so far but there have been other reports that vehicles have been hit by gunfire over months time in the area of SR 509 and S. 160th. .

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact law enforcement to help prevent further injuries and incidents.

    Along with the WSP and the KCSO, a task force has been created to include Des Moines Police Department and the Port of Seattle Police Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

    If you have any information regarding these shootings please call (425) 401-7880 or email us at SR509shootingtip@wsp.wa.gov.

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