'I thought for sure he was going to follow me until he killed me'
FIFE, Wash. -- A young woman says a gunman unloaded on her right in the middle of I-5 in a case of road rage.
With thousands of drivers using it every day, I-5 northbound is one of the busiest freeways in the state. On Sunday, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Young of Fife said she all of the sudden came under attack.
"I get road rage myself, but I've never experienced anything like this," Young said.
She says a man driving a gold 1990s Buick was on her rear bumper and then pulled alongside.
"He started to roll down his window and like 'mean-mugging' me and trying to talk to me," she said.
Young sped up, and that's when six gunshots rang out. The car was bullet-riddled, but Young was unhurt. She quickly moved from the far left lane to the right lane.
"I started to duck down. I was driving like this scared that I was going to get shot in the head," she said.
But she had no cell phone and instead of pulling off at the next exit to tell police, Young kept going at a high speed another 20 miles to her boyfriend's place in Renton.
"I was all by myself," she said. "I didn't know what to do. I thought for sure he was going to follow me until he killed me."
Police say these kinds of shootings often happen at night under the cover of darkness. But Sunday's shooting happened in broad daylight. Police have been out looking for evidence such as shell casings on the freeway. Plus any kind of video from the DOT cameras. So far nothing.
"If anybody saw anything we're just looking for someone who could just call in and maybe give us some idea of who did this," Lt. Tom Thompson with the Fife Police Department.
Kaitlyn and the police are just thankful none of the bullets hit her. This could have been so much worse.
"I couldn't believe it, especially when I saw the bullet hole above my head," she said. "Like i just fell to the ground."