Authorities identify 37-year-old Mass. man killed in shooting on I-95 in Foxboro

FOXBORO, Mass. — The man killed in a shooting on I-95 in Foxboro has been identified and police are now asking for public assistance on who the shooter is.

On Saturday Massachusetts State Police Troopers responded to I-95 southbound in Foxboro for a reported shooting shortly after 10:00 p.m., state police say.

According to the Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office, the driver of a dark-colored or possibly black sedan fired multiple rounds into a black Mercedes while traveling down the highway.

One witness stated he saw two cars going after each other with three or four shots coming from one of them with a muzzle flash.

The Mercedes then reportedly swerved into a Lexus SUV being driven by a family, causing the Lexus to crash into the woods off the highway. The Mercedes then apparently swerved again, striking the center guard rail before coming to rest on the highway, the DA says.

Occupants of the Lexus did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes, Justin R. Parker, 37, of Chestnut Street in North Attleboro, was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead from the gunshot wounds.

Parker’s neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified tells Boston 25 News that Parker is a father and a family man.

“I saw him, like, yesterday. It’s shocking,” said Parker’s neighbor. “He was a great guy. I feel terrible for what happened. I’m going to have him in my prayers.”

It is unclear what led to this crash. Authorities are asking for the public’s help tracking down the shooter.

“We are asking anyone who may have seen any part of this incident, or who may have seen one or more dark-colored sedans operating erratically or at a high rate of speed on Rte. 95 before or after the area of Exit 16 to call 781-327-9801 and speak with State Police assigned to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office,” Morrissey said.

The investigation is ongoing.

A GoFundMe has been established to benefit the Parker family.

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