A violent incident occurred in Lynn, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, where seven individuals were shot at a party, resulting in one fatality. Essex District Attorney Paul F. Tucker confirmed the death and reported that two victims are critically injured, while the remaining four suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The deceased was identified as 25-year-old Abraham Diaz by his brother, Brian Diaz. Brian has since established a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of Abraham’s memorial and funeral, describing his brother as a generous young man who would assist anyone in need.
The incident took place around 2:20 a.m. on Saturday, when Lynn police received a call about multiple gunshots at a social gathering at 189 Essex Street. Upon arrival, officers found a chaotic scene with seven gunshot victims and immediately began providing aid.
District Attorney Tucker described the incident as a “terrible act of violence” that has deeply affected the community. He revealed that the shots were fired from a vehicle and investigators believe the attack was targeted, not random.
As of now, no suspects have been apprehended. The investigation, led by the Essex County District Attorney’s office and Lynn Police, is ongoing. A local resident reported hearing at least ten gunshots, screeching tires, and people screaming from his home, noting that a party was taking place in a nearby parking lot at the time of the shooting.
Lynn Police Chief Christopher Reddy expressed his commitment to finding those responsible for the “senseless act of violence,” stating that no family should have to endure such a loss. Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson also extended his condolences to the victims’ families, expressing his outrage at the level of violence in the community.