RAINIER VALLEY – A driver who refused a street-racing challenge was shot early Thursday in South Seattle.
Police say the man was driving down Martin Luther King Jr. Way at about 2 a.m. with two other people in a red car when a group of men in a silver BMW tried to flag him over for a race.
The driver of the red car ignored the challenge. But when he refused to stop, the group in the silver BMW followed him. A passenger in the BMW fired multiple shots into the red car, hitting the victim in the upper leg.
The driver of the red car made it home, where his mother called police soon after the shooting.
An ambulance took the victim to Harborview Medical Center. He’s expected to fully recover, but detectives have few leads about the would-be racer, who sped away from the scene after the shooting.