Washington Police Department

Washington police have identified a person of interest in the shootout that occurred Wednesday night around 8 p.m. on Highway 100 at Washington Corners.

Authorities said shots were fired between two passenger cars; one vehicle is described as white and the second black, or dark colored. One car was traveling westbound on Highway 100 and the other eastbound, according to police.

The department received numerous tips stemming from a Facebook post asking for information or witnesses to the incident.

Washington police detectives, assisted by the Franklin County Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force, began investigating the information.

Through that investigation, police said investigators were able to identify and contact a victim who had sustained an injury in the shooting. The victim had not yet sought medical attention and identified a person of interest in the shooting.

Police are currently searching for that person and are asking for any additional information.

Washington Detective Betsey Schulze said it’s important and extremely helpful on these cases when the public shares whatever information they have with police. She said it can make the difference in any case.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the department at 636-390-1050.