LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Lawrence police are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 23-year-0ld man Wednesday night, officials said.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired on Broadway about 11 p.m. found a vehicle that had slammed into two parked cars, Lawrence police said. When they looked inside the car involved in the crash, officers found Victor Pena slumped over and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers began CPR before the Lawrence Fire Department and EMTs arrived to transport Pena to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe that Pena and the person who shot him are known to each other and that his death wasn’t a  random act of violence, officials said.

The shooting is being investigated by Lawrence police and state troopers assigned to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

This is a developing news story, 7News will add more information as it becomes available.

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