State Police report a woman driving north on Rte. 1 in Peabody escaped injury last night when somebody who'd been tailgating her pulled alongside her and shot at her, but missed.
State Police described the incident:
At approximately 9:30 PM Wednesday, a 26-year-old woman was driving north on Route 1 in Peabody in a Mercedes sedan when a grey Toyota SUV began tailgating her vehicle. The driver of the Toyota subsequently began to drive even more aggressively and tried to pass the Mercedes. When the Toyota came up along the passenger side of the Mercedes, in the area of the Holiday Inn on Route 1 north, the operator of the Toyota shot at the Mercedes with a firearm. The driver of the Mercedes, the car’s sole occupant, was not injured. We documented and recovered ballistics evidence, including from inside the passenger compartment of the Mercedes.
State Police described the shooter as a black man, possibly in his mid-20s, with a buzz cut and wearing a black shirt. He had a passenger: A possibly white woman with blonde hair, also in her mid-20s. They were in a gray Toyota SUV with Florida plates - which might mean the shooter was a Florida man or that he was a local in a rental.
Anybody with information can contact troopers at 978-538-6161.