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2 Teenagers Arrested in Connection to Lynn, Mass. Triple Shooting

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    Family Searches for Answers After Deadly Lynn Shooting

    A Lynn, Massachusetts family is searching for answers after their loved one was fatally shot over the weekend. Two people, including a teenager, have been arrested.

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    Two teenagers were arrested Thursday in connection with a recent triple shooting that left one man dead and two others injured in Lynn, Massachusetts.

    Romel Danis, a 25-year-old man from Lynn, died June 23 after the gunmen opened fire.

    Victor Alexander Figueroa-Flores, 18, was charged with first-degree murder following his arrest. He is being held without bail, a decision that the victim's family praises as justice.

    The victim's distraught mother expressed her heartbreak to NBC10 Boston.

    Arrests Made in Fatal Weekend Shooting in Lynn

    [NECN] Arrests Made in Fatal Weekend Shooting in Lynn

    Authorities have arrested two teenagers in connection with a shooting in Lynn, Massachusetts that left one man dead and two others injured last weekend.

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    "I can't believe that happened to my son," said Pastora Silverio. "He was never going out to do nothing, was always with his family."

    Danis was leaving a party with two friends early Saturday morning when prosecutors said they were ambushed on Lawton Avenue in Lynn.

    "As they pass the driveway where the defendant is lying in wait, you can see gunshots and the three victims are shot," said prosecutor Danielle Doherty.

    Danis died at the scene while his two friends were seriously injured.

    "One got hit in the leg, he got released the same day, the other was in critical but he’s stable now," said Danis' older brother Jhonny Bryan.

    Bryan said he doesn’t think his family even knows Figueroa-Flores or the 16-year-old boy from Lynn who was arrested in New York.

    Shooting Victim's Mother, Loved Ones React to His Death

    [NECN] Shooting Victim's Mother, Loved Ones React to His Death

    Family and friends of Romel Danis, who was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning, set up a memorial for Danis Saturday afternoon.

    (Published Saturday, June 23, 2018)

    "We just don’t know why. My brother is not a kid that looks for problems," said Bryan. "So that's why we’re trying to find out why, like why if he was going after one of the other kids, why shoot so much to hurt so many people."

    About an hour after Figueroa-Flores was held without bail, Danis' family celebrated the young man's life in a funeral around the corner from the courthouse.

    "My brother’s gone, so it’s like we’re going to suffer for the rest of our lives just like their family’s going to suffer for the rest of their lives, there’s really no justice, there’s really no happy ending," Bryan said.

    The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

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