Man Shot to Death in Lawrence; Relatives Say He Was a Dad of 2 Young Boys

A relative of the victim tells NBC10 Boston that the man who was fatally shot on Walnut Street is a father of two young boys who lived for his family and was focused on his wife and children.

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A man was fatally shot late Friday night in Lawrence, Massachusetts, authorities said.

According to the Essex County District Attorney's Office, police received a series of 911 calls just before midnight for a shooting on Walnut Street.



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Responding officers found a man who had been shot, and he was taken to Lawrence General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

A relative of the victim spoke to NBC10 Boston on Saturday, saying he heard one shot and when he came outside, he was devastated to find the man on the ground.

"I heard the shot, I just ran out and seen him on the floor. I was crying a lot, I grabbed him on the floor, and hugging him," said the man who did not want to be identified. "I was sleeping and I just heard screaming and came outside really quick and called police."

The relative tells us the victim is a father of two young boys -- a toddler and a baby -- who lived for his wife and children.

"He's only working, with his baby and his wife he doesn't even go out drinking, he's not that kind of people," he added.

Authorities have not yet released the victim's name, or provided any information on a possible suspect.

Detectives were back at the scene of the shooting on Saturday, dusting for fingerprints on an SUV as they continue their search for any clues that will help them find the person responsible.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation.

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