Lynn police this week are asking for the public’s help in searching for information that will help them solve not one, but three shootings in five days in the city.
According to police records, the first shooting took place last Thursday, September 17, the second took place on Friday, September 18 and the latest occurred on Tuesday, September 22. The victim in each the incidents was alive as of Tuesday evening.
The second two of the incidents appear to have been drive-by shootings, while the victim in the first told police that he encountered the person that shot him.
On Thursday, a 36-year old man was riding his bicycle on Commercial Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. when, according to what he told police, he encountered a group of four or five men. He went on to tell police that the group stopped and confronted him and one of the men in the group shot him in the leg.
Then, on Friday a 17-year old boy walking near 26 Harwood Street was shot when a person in a passing car fired several shots from that car. The incident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim in that incident was also hit in the leg.
On Tuesday, a third man was shot when Lynn police reported that a victim walking near Chestnut Street was shot in what is being called a second drive-by incident. That victim was taken to a hospital, reportedly with life threatening injuries.
Lynn police have given no indication that they believe the incidents are in any way related, and all three incidents are being investigated as separate events.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to please contact the Lynn Police ay 781-595-2000. Additionally cell phone users may also text an anonymous tip by texting the word tiplynn and the tip information to the tip411 or 487411. You can also call the anonymous tip line at 781-477-4444.