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TACOMA - A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the case of a Friday road rage incident in western Washington that ended with a 11-year-old being shot and seriously injured.

Exact details regarding what led to the road rage encounter are still being determined, but at one point, witnesses say the suspect opened fire toward another, striking an 11-year-old child sitting in a rear passenger seat.

The incident was reported at 2:22 p.m. on Friday involving the Chevrolet and a black Honda CRV, both traveling northbound on 1-5 approaching the area of the Tacoma Mall.  Police located and arrested the 19-year-old male suspect on Saturday evening.  His name was not released.

Washington State Patrol detectives had asked for the public's help with identifying and locating the alleged shooter, the driver of a dark-colored Chevrolet Cruze, who reportedly fired at a black Honda CRV.

The driver of the Honda drove the injured child to Tacoma Fire Station seeking help. Crews transported the child to an area hospital to treat serious injuries sustained during the shooting.