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16-year-old juvenile and 19-year-old man killed in targeted shooting in Lynn

No arrests have been reported in relation to the shooting.



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Authorities have launched an investigation following a tragic incident where two teenagers were fatally shot in Lynn late Wednesday night.

The incident occurred just a day after a triple shooting shook the North Shore city, as announced by officials on Thursday.

Responding to a report of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 10 Camden Street, officers discovered a 16-year-old juvenile and a 19-year-old man with apparent gunshot wounds, according to Essex County District Attorney Paul F. Tucker and Lynn Police Chief Christopher Reddy.

Unfortunately, both victims were pronounced dead in the emergency room at a local hospital, and their identities have not yet been disclosed.

Reddy stated that the teenagers were subjected to a “targeted attack,” and Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson expressed his dismay, labeling the violence as “devastating, infuriating, and utterly unacceptable.”

Nicholson also mentioned that support would be extended to the “school communities grieving these losses,” although he refrained from confirming whether the victims were students.

Nicholson conveyed his condolences to the families of the two victims from the recent shooting, expressing a commitment to provide support to the school communities affected by these losses. In his statement, he acknowledged and appreciated the dedicated efforts of the law enforcement team over the past two days. The mayor characterized the violence as devastating, infuriating, and entirely unacceptable.

He pledged a heightened police presence as necessary and emphasized a renewed sense of urgency and clarity in the city’s endeavors for peace, justice, and a safer community.

No arrests have been reported in relation to the shooting.