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PEABODY- The Massachusetts State Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a shooting incident last night in Peabody.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 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.

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We are seeking the public’s help in identifying the shooter, whom evidence suggests was a black male, approximately in his mid-20s, with a short “buzz cut” hair style and who was wearing a black shirt.

He had a female passenger with him in the Toyota. She is believed to be white, approximately in her mid-20s, with blonde hair. The shooter’s vehicle is believed to be a gray Toyota SUV with a Florida registration plate.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the occupants of the Toyota is asked to contact Trooper James Maloney of the State Police-Danvers Barracks 978-538-6161.

Troopers from the barracks were assisted on scene by members of the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Ballistics Unit, as well as Peabody Police.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.