Friends remember victim in Lynn fatal shooting

Friends remember victim in Lynn fatal shooting

LYNN, Mass. — As Lynn Police continue searching for the person responsible for a shooting on Saturday night that killed one and injured five others, the community is mourning the loss of the man who did not survive.

Friends identified him to Boston 25 News on Sunday as Gustavo Santana, known as ‘Goosey’ to friends. The Essex County District Attorney confirmed the 31-year-old’s death on Monday morning in a news release.

The DA added, “Specific information as to the condition of the other victims is not available, however, they are all alive.”

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About a dozen gathered for a vigil Sunday night at Quincy Terrace where the shooting occurred. According to several people there, Santana was vocal in the Black Lives Matter movement, worked with kids and graduated from North Shore Community College.

Bobby Bishop, an old friend of Santana’s, said, “He was empathetic, kindhearted, and remarkably loyal. Gustavo was always the peacemaker. My condolences to his family and those closest to him.”

“They were all loved and respectful to everyone in the neighborhood. They didn’t deserve to have this happen to them,” said one friend who only wished to be identified as Alecia.

“Prayers for everyone and their families. Goosey had a heart of gold and always put others first and always had a smile on his face and loved to make people laugh.

“He was taken from us way too soon and he will always be remembered and loved!”

On Saturday night, Lynn Police said a group of people were filming a music video when one or more shooters opened fire. Witnesses said they heard the gunfire and saw several victims run down Washington Street.

“I saw like four or five people running down the street. One came down by my house and he’s screaming, ’911, please call 911.’ And I got on the phone and I called 911,” said neighbor Virgil Vanover. “It made me nervous, it made everybody on the street nervous.”

On Sunday night, Lynn Police said that no arrests had been made and that the investigation is ongoing.