published : 2023-09-05

Deadly Chaos Erupts at Massachusetts Party in Targeted Shooting

Police Arrive at Chaotic Scene, Suspect Still at Large

A photo showing a peaceful Massachusetts party with friends celebrating together, taken with a Nikon D850.

A party in Lynn, Massachusetts turned into a scene of deadly chaos when a suspect opened fire in a targeted attack. The incident left seven people shot, with one person confirmed dead. Essex District Attorney Paul F. Tucker revealed that two victims are in critical condition, while four others have non-life threatening injuries.

The devastating loss of 25-year-old Abraham Diaz has left his brother, Brian Diaz, mourning his tragic passing. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the expenses of Abraham's memorial and funeral.

Authorities received a call about multiple shots fired at the social gathering on Essex Street around 2:20 a.m. Lynn police swiftly arrived at the chaotic scene and immediately provided aid to the seven victims who had been shot.

An image of Lynn police officers arriving at the chaotic scene of the shooting, taken with a Canon EOS R.

Speaking at a news conference, District Attorney Paul F. Tucker expressed his dismay at the violent incident. He described the shooting as a 'terrible act of violence' that has deeply affected the neighborhood and the city. Tucker emphasized that this was not a random act but a targeted attack.

The investigation, led by the Essex County District Attorney's office and Lynn Police, is currently ongoing with no suspects currently in custody. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and help bring the responsible individuals to justice.

Eyewitnesses recounted their terrifying experience, with one neighbor reporting hearing over 10 gunshots, screeching tires, and people screaming. The shooting took place at a party in a parking lot, adding to the shock and horror of the situation.

A heartfelt photo of Brian Diaz, the brother of the victim, honoring Abraham Diaz's memory, taken with a Sony Alpha a7 III.

Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson offered his condolences to the families of the victims, expressing his deep sadness over the violent incident. He stressed that such acts of violence should not occur in the streets and neighborhoods of their city.

As the investigation continues, the community remains in shock and mourning over the loss of Abraham Diaz and the injuries inflicted upon the other victims. The hope remains that swift justice will be served, and no further families will have to endure the tragic loss of their loved ones.