Police in Seattle are searching for a man who followed a 23-year-old and 30-year-old in his car while yelling homophobic slurs at them.
A photo posted on Facebook and since shared hundreds of times shows the suspect pulling a gun on the men.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) May 4, 2017
In a statement, a Seattle police spokesperson said:
“[The two people] were crossing Rainier Avenue South and South Genesee Street when they passed in front of a black 2004 Volvo, which was stopped at the intersection. The traffic light changed as the victims walked across the street and the driver of the Volvo–described as a tall white male with reddish hair–began shouting comments about the victims’ weight and sexual orientation.”
According to Seattle.gov, the man left for a short time but when he returned he started to trail his victims. At this point, a passenger in the care threw a bottle which hit the 23-year-old on the arm.
The victims attempted to take a photo of the car. However, a man described as being in his late 20s with a heavy build stepped out of the vehicle into the street, pointing a gun at them.
Police have requested anyone with information to call 206-684-5550.
(Image via Seattle.gov)