Fil-Am killed in California freeway shooting

Rommel Conclara, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2019 11:52 AM

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A Filipino-American was killed after his vehicle was shot at on the freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday night.

Matthew Rios, 33, was found with gunshot wounds inside his Toyota Camry by California Highway Patrol Officers.

Authorities said Rios' vehicle was in the center median located northbound 1-680, north of Landess Avenue.

His mother, Madonna Simmons, said he was heading home from work and was on the phone with his girlfriend when he noticed he was being followed.

The incident was just one of freeway shootings reported in the Bay Area in just over a week.

A GoFundMe account was put up to help the family with Rios' funeral costs.

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