‘Don’t let me die’: Lynn woman describes helping boy who was shot several times in broad daylight

LYNN, Mass. — Police in Lynn are searching for a gunman after a teenager was shot several times in broad daylight on Tuesday.

”It’s horrible because I saw him fall off his moped and beg for help and people just passed him by,” said Billie Hukill, who helped the victim.

Hukill’s neighborhood on Fayette and Marianna Streets in Lynn became a crime scene when a 15-year-old boy became the victim of a drive-by shooting.

“I’m actually the one who saw the car, the white Nissan drive up the hill, and heard the gunshots. I ran down the street, called 911, and started applying pressure to his bullet wounds. I had another little girl help me apply the pressure to the other bullet wound,” Hukill explained.

Lynn police say the shooting happened close to 5 p.m. When officers arrived, they saw the boy suffering from several gunshot wounds. Hukill, a mother of four young kids herself, says she saw gunshot wounds to the victim’s thigh, buttocks, and arm.

“He was asking me ‘please don’t let me die. Can I please have some water? ‘Please don’t let me die,’” Hukill recalled. “I said, ‘It’s OK honey. I called the ambulance. You’re not going to die. Just please lay very still while I hold your leg.’”

The boy was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Hukill is thankful she was around to help him until the EMTs arrived.

“I just want to save him. I don’t want anybody to die especially a child. I have kids that age,” Hukill said.

As of Tuesday night, there was no word on if any suspects have been arrested.

This remains an active investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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