33-year-old Filipino fatally shot on the way home from work

MILPITAS — Tragic news out of the San Francisco — a Filipino American man is dead after his vehicle was shot at on the freeway.

33-year-old Matthew Rios of Milpitas was found inside his vehicle with gunshot wounds by California Highway Patrol officers on Monday night.

Authorities say Rios’ vehicle was in the center median located northbound I-680, north of Landess Avenue.

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

This is one of 6 freeway shootings reported in the Bay Area in just over a week.

A GoFundMe has been put up to help the family with Rios’ funeral costs.

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