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Lyft Driver's Vehicle Shot on I-93



    Shots Fired at Lyft Driver on Interstate 93

    A Lyft driver was shot at while driving on I-93 in Braintree, Massachusetts.

    (Published Tuesday, July 18, 2017)

    A Lyft driver was shot at Tuesday morning while driving on Interstate 93 in Braintree, Massachusetts, according to state police.

    The motorist flagged down police and said the incident happened around 5:20 a.m. on I-93, south of exit 8, though the exact location is still being investigated.

    Police located a possible bullet hole in the rear door of his car, which also had a broken window. 

    The motorist was not injured, but was visibly upset.

    Lyft confirmed the driver was logged on to the Lyft platform, but did not have a passenger.

    They released a statement that read, "We’re shocked by this incredibly frightening incident. As soon as we were made aware of this incident, we reached out to the driver to check on his well-being. We stand ready to assist law enforcement in any investigation." 

    The shooter was described as a male driving a dark-colored Dodge Charger. Another man was in the vehicle as well.

    Police are on the lookout for the vehicle matching the victim’s description.

    There is no indication what prompted the incident as there was no interaction before the shooting.

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