18-year-old killed overnight in deadly Lawrence shooting

LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 18-year-old man was killed in an overnight shooting in Lawrence.

Homicide detectives were on the scene on Forest Street early Wednesday morning. The victim's body was found outside just after 1 a.m.

A neighbor who did not want to be identified told FOX25's Catherine Parrotta that what he heard Wednesday morning was unmistakable.

"I heard various shots, more than I wouldn't expected if it was a shooting," the man said. "There was a brief pause between each shot, so it was unique to anything I've heard before."

Police were at the scene for hours until the investigation began wrapping up around 5:45 a.m.

Catherine Parrotta remained at the shooting scene as several friends of the victim arrived to leave candles. The friends of the victim, who has not yet been officially identified by police, said they don't know what sparked the shooting.

No arrests have been made in the case. No further information was immediately released.

This is a developing story, stick with FOX25Boston.com for the latest updates. 

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