2 of 7 victims in Lynn shooting now dead, DA says newsbhunt

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Another man is dead in connection with a shooting that happened early Saturday morning in Lynn, Massachusetts.Authorities announced Sunday that 21-year-old Jandriel Heredia, of Revere, died of the injuries he suffered in the Essex Street shooting that had already claimed the life of 25-year-old Abraham Diaz.The shooting, which injured a total of seven people, was first reported to Lynn police at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday.The Essex County District Attorney’s Office said that as of Sunday night, there is no new information as to the condition of the five other shooting victims. “This is a terrible act of violence,” Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker said. “We do not believe this was a random act of violence.”Tucker said shots were fired from a vehicle.”They were having some type of a social gathering,” the district attorney said. “This violence was put upon them in a terrible way.””The people who did this are not in custody, and we want to make sure we do get them into custody,” Tucker added. “I just can’t believe it happened,” said Brian Diaz, brother of Abraham Diaz. “I’m still trying to process it.””My brother was a good kid,” Brian Diaz added. “He was just like me, giving back to kids, looking out for kids, and … just wanted to make sure everyone was all right.”Brian said Abraham was from Lynn. He said his brother was with a group celebrating a friend who was heading off to college. “This is absolutely outrageous to have this level of violence happen on our streets and in our neighborhood,” Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson said at a news conference on Saturday morning. “It’s horrifying.””What everyone experienced in this street and neighborhood, shouldn’t happen,” Nicholson said.Several multi-unit residential homes were located in the area of the shooting. “We believe this incident was a targeted attack,” Lynn police Chief Christopher Reddy said. “We are committed to holding those accountable responsible for this senseless act of violence.”On Sunday, Tucker and Reddy said that a man was fatally shot on Lincoln Street shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said that based on their initial investigation, the shooting is not believed to be a random act of violence.Anyone with any information about the shootings is asked to contact Lynn police at 781-595-2000 or by texting a tip to 847411 (TIP411).The shootings were being investigated by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit and detectives from the Lynn Police Department. Previous coverage:

Another man is dead in connection with a shooting that happened early Saturday morning in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Authorities announced Sunday that 21-year-old Jandriel Heredia, of Revere, died of the injuries he suffered in the Essex Street shooting that had already claimed the life of 25-year-old Abraham Diaz.

The shooting, which injured a total of seven people, was first reported to Lynn police at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

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21-year-old Jandriel Heredia

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office said that as of Sunday night, there is no new information as to the condition of the five other shooting victims.

“This is a terrible act of violence,” Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker said. “We do not believe this was a random act of violence.”

Tucker said shots were fired from a vehicle.

“They were having some type of a social gathering,” the district attorney said. “This violence was put upon them in a terrible way.”

“The people who did this are not in custody, and we want to make sure we do get them into custody,” Tucker added.

“I just can’t believe it happened,” said Brian Diaz, brother of Abraham Diaz. “I’m still trying to process it.”

“My brother was a good kid,” Brian Diaz added. “He was just like me, giving back to kids, looking out for kids, and … just wanted to make sure everyone was all right.”

Brian said Abraham was from Lynn. He said his brother was with a group celebrating a friend who was heading off to college.

“This is absolutely outrageous to have this level of violence happen on our streets and in our neighborhood,” Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson said at a news conference on Saturday morning. “It’s horrifying.”

“What everyone experienced in this street and neighborhood, shouldn’t happen,” Nicholson said.

Several multi-unit residential homes were located in the area of the shooting.

“We believe this incident was a targeted attack,” Lynn police Chief Christopher Reddy said. “We are committed to holding those accountable responsible for this senseless act of violence.”

On Sunday, Tucker and Reddy said that a man was fatally shot on Lincoln Street shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said that based on their initial investigation, the shooting is not believed to be a random act of violence.

Anyone with any information about the shootings is asked to contact Lynn police at 781-595-2000 or by texting a tip to 847411 (TIP411).

The shootings were being investigated by the Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit and detectives from the Lynn Police Department.

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