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Search continues for Renton road rage shooter; young victim improving

After being shot in the chest and face during a Renton road rage incident, a 9-year old boy remains in hospital.

Isaiah Johns is making progress, but he is still in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.

The hunt is on for the man who shot him Friday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol troopers took a photograph of the vehicle they believe to be the suspect, but not much else.

They need the public’s assistance to identify the driver.

They believe this is the best way to solve the crime at the moment.

The shooting took place along busy SR 167 into Renton.

Johns is in a place that his family probably never imagined: the ICU at Harborview Medical Center. Johns is fighting for survival, an innocent caught up in a road rage accident on SR 167.

Jacob Joseph said, “I thought it very sad to be honest.” “I heard that he was a nine-year-old boy who was shot in the mouth.”

Joseph, a Newcastle resident, was already aware of the sad news by the time we met him.

Joseph stated, “I have two children myself.” Joseph said, “I have a baby 2 months old and a child 2 years old.” If you find yourself in this situation and have children in your car, you should avoid it. You never know what the consequences will be.

According to the Washington State Patrol, this latest instance of road rage occurred at 2:35 p.m. on Friday.

Isaiah was a passenger on a Dodge Durango, SR 167. A driver in a different vehicle opened fire and hit him in the chest.

The suspect fled the scene in a dark-colored Ford Mustang convertible as he headed toward SE Carr Road.

Fahmi Guled, a Seattle resident, said that “Sometimes it worries about it.”

Drivers like Guled don’t seem to be unaware that they too could be victims of road rage.

Guled stated, “Cause obviously, you don’t understand what kind of day someone’s having.” “And if they are cut off, you never know what kind of day they might be having, it could just become the tipping point.”

Joseph was asked his opinion on what drivers should do.

He said, “Tell them sorry, a few more times.” “If someone gives the finger to you, I don’t believe that you should engage them and give them the other finger. It is best to let them take the lead, or to pull to one side to go another way.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of the vehicle in which Isaiah was riding tried to do exactly that.

You are asked to call 911 if you have any information regarding the driver.

The good news is that Isaiah is improving. His mother tells him that he still has a long way to go.

To help Isaiah in his recovery, the family has created a GoFundMe page.

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