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August 3, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Police continue investigation into last weekend’s I-5 gunfire, crash

Seattle police continue to investigate Sunday’s  car chase and gunfire on Interstate 5 that caused a chain-reaction crash that closed down all southbound lanes for nearly two hours.

Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said today that doesn’t know of any arrests or updated information. He said he was checking  with detectives.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” he said.

The melee began around 4 p.m. at Seward Park when occupants of one car chased another vehicle away from the Pista Sa Nayon Filipino Festival, authorities said. Gunshots were fired from the pursuing car at Columbia Way South and South Spokane Street, followed by additional gunfire on I-5 south.

The gunfire set off a chain-reaction crash just north of the Boeing Access Road exit. Seattle fire crews pulled two females — a 43-year-old Tacoma mother and her 14-year-old daughter — from an overturned car that wasn’t involved in the chase, authorities said.

There was only one shooting victim in the chaos — the man who had been involved in the initial dispute at the festival. The 20-year-old man was treated and released from Harborview Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said that he had declined media interviews. The mother and daughter from the overturned car were also treated and released, Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg added.

Thus far, police have not released a description of the suspect vehicle.

Several vehicles were damaged in the chaos, authorities said.

 

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