Car bomb blows up Washington funeral-goers vehicle during service as it rips trees from their roots

Car bomb blows up Washington funeral-goers vehicle during service as it rips trees from their roots

Shocking moment Lexus explodes at FUNERAL and rips trees from their roots after bomber in ski mask hurled explosive, then drove off and fired shots at workers who gave pursuit

  • Police are appealing for information after a car bomb was set off during a funeral 
  • Auburn authorities, in Washington state, are hunting for the passenger of a dark sedan car
  • The occupant of the vehicle started shooting a city officials when they started following them 

Shocking video footage shows a Lexus ablaze at a funeral after it was blown up by an assailant who hurled a bomb into the car, before driving off and firing shots. 

The bomb, which exploded on August 23, exploded with such force that multiple trees in the cemetery in Auburn, Washington, were ripped from their roots.   

Eyewitnesses say the bomber was the passenger in a dark colored sedan, which may have been an Acura.  

No one was injured in the explosion at Mountain View Cemetery on August 23, but officers are appealing for information on the suspect.

Auburn Police Department says their officers followed the suspect car, with the occupants then firing gunshots at them.

The name of the Lexus’ owner has not been released, and police say they remain mystified as to whether the car was deliberately targeted – and why.  

 Horrific video of the incident shoes the skeleton of the car being burnt from the inside as tree’s were uprooted during the incident at Mountain View Cemetery on August 23

No one was injured in the explosion at Mountain View Cemetery on August 23, but officers are appealing for information on the suspect. They have released footage of a car they are searching for in the investigation

No one was injured in the explosion at Mountain View Cemetery on August 23, but officers are appealing for information on the suspect. They have released footage of a car they are searching for in the investigation

Police say the vehicle is a black Acura RL with no license plates and described the suspect as a tall man wearing a black ski mask.

In a statement they said: ‘On August 23rd, while a funeral occurred at Mountain View Cemetery, the passenger of the pictured vehicle placed an explosive device in an attendee’s car.

‘The explosive device created an immense fire destroying the victim’s vehicle and surrounding trees. City of Auburn employees followed the suspect’s vehicle as it fled the area.

‘The suspect vehicle’s passenger then shot several rounds at the employees as they followed.

‘The vehicle was described as a black Acura RL, with no license plates. The suspect was described as a tall male and was wearing a full black ski mask.’

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Auburn PD Tip Line at 253-288-7403.

Police say the vehicle is a black Acura RL with no license plates and described the suspect as a tall man wearing a black ski mask.

Police say the vehicle is a black Acura RL with no license plates and described the suspect as a tall man wearing a black ski mask.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the vehicle or the suspects to come forward

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the vehicle or the suspects to come forward

Auburn Police Department says their officers followed the suspect car, with the occupants then firing gunshots at them

Auburn Police Department says their officers followed the suspect car, with the occupants then firing gunshots at them

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Emma James

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