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Two dead, five injured in early morning shooting in Lynn

A Lynn Police Officer stands watch at the scene of a shooting that took place at 189 Essex St., in Lynn during the early-morning hours of Saturday. (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — Police are investigating after a shooting on Essex Street left two dead and five injured Saturday morning.

Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker said in a press conference Saturday that one person, later identified by Tucker’s office as 25-year-old Abraham Diaz, was killed in the shooting and two others sustained critical injuries. He added that four other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday, Tucker said in a press release that 21-year-old Jandriel Heredia, of Revere, died from injuries sustained during the shooting.

“This is a terrible act of violence that has torn at the fabric of this neighborhood and this city,” Tucker said.

Authorities said the shots were fired from a vehicle at around 2:20 a.m.

Police are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made.

“This is still an active investigation,” Tucker said. “We do not believe that this was a random act.”

Police Chief Christopher Reddy also spoke during the news conference Saturday and asked for the community to assist in the investigation and come forward with any information that may help the authorities.

“No family should have to suffer the loss of a loved one through circumstances like this,” Reddy said. “Gun violence like this needs to stop.”

Mayor Jared Nicholson called the shooting a tragedy and thanked the Police Department and other first responders for their work.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those victims as well as my hope for a speedy recovery for the survivors,” Nicholson said. “I am outraged at this horrifying act of violence that happened on our streets, in our neighborhoods.”

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