A family member of one of the victims killed in a mass shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Lynn is asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter, saying that police have no leads on who opened fire, a city councilor said.
Lynn City Councilor Coco Alinsug, who represents the area where the shooting occurred, said he visited Essex Street Monday morning to “pay homage” to a “young man, Jandriel Heredia, who lost his life in his own home this weekend.”
“While there, I soon realized that his uncle was also in the area and immediately we recognized each other,” Alinsug posted on Facebook. “I spoke with him, I comforted him — he has been crying since this happened.
“He also updated me and asked me to spread the news that they have no lead to the shooter. We need the public’s help.”
Alinsug said the public can submit an anonymous tip to the Lynn Police Department at 84741, “for any information you want to share with them.”
The same request is made via a sign posted at the scene of the shooting, 189 Essex St., where police and prosecutors said two people were killed and five others were injured Friday night. A memorial is also set up there, marking the loss.
Essex District Attorney Paul Tucker said investigators are working to determine what kind of car was used in the drive-by shooting, as well as the number of perpetrators. Authorities believe the suspects targeted people holding a party there.
The two men killed were identified by authorities as 25-year-old Abraham Diaz of Lynn and 21-year-old Jandriel Heredia of Revere.
No further update was provided on the condition of the five other victims on Monday.
GoFundMe pages have been created by family members of both fatal shooting victims.
Michael Satterwhite, a candidate for City Council, said on his Facebook page Monday that police detectives were knocking on doors in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, looking for surveillance footage from 2-3 a.m.
The incident took place at approximately 2:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.
“This shooting damages the trust and safety that we so often take for granted in our city,” Alinsug said.