Woman Who Killed Family Members, Then Herself in Lynn Shootings Is ID'd

Authorities say a woman shot her father, brother-in-law and brother-in-law's father, before killing herself

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Three men and one woman are dead as police investigate a multiple homicide-suicide case out of Lynn, Massachusetts, according to authorities.

Khosay Sharifi, 31, shot her father, Mohamad Sharifi, 66; and her brother-in-law, Sanjar Halin, 34; on Rockaway Street at Jefferson Street, according to a news release Thursday from the Essex County District Attorney's Office

She then allegedly shot and killed her brother-in-law's father, 56-year-old Abdul Halin, in his vehicle outside on Laighton Street near Lawton Avenue, prosecutors said.

Neighbors tell NBC10 Boston they heard about 30 gunshots coming from a home on Rockaway Street at about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon. It was one of three crime scenes, all within a mile of each other.

Four people, all related, are dead after gunshots rang out in Lynn.

By the time police tracked Sharifi down to a Stop and Shop on Washington Street in Lynn about an hour and a half later, she was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, prosecutors said.

Police have stressed there is no danger to the public.

One woman, who lives near the Rockaway Street crime scene and didn't want to be identified, described what she heard on Tuesday to NBC10 Boston.

"The first time was like ten, ten really loud bangs, but after three minutes again, over 20 shots, pow, pow, pow," she said. "One after another one, and this is when I went literally on the floor because it was shots, and my neighbors came out, everybody was outside."

The Essex County District Attorney’s office is investigating the case. Officials say the investigation is still ongoing, and authorities are still investigating witnesses. They have not said what may have led up to these shooting deaths.

Authorities initially gave a different spelling for Khosay Sharifi's name.

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