LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - The heartbroken family of a 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in Lawrence Monday is desperate for the person who pulled the trigger to be brought to justice after they say the victim’s mother watched him get shot in the head.
Officers responding to 17 Brook St. just before 5 p.m. found Jathian Amador suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
“It was hard seeing him laying on the ground like that,” family friend Natalia Toribio said as tears welled up in her eyes. “I’m really going to miss him.”
Amador was transported to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Family friend Margarita Toribio said through a translator that Amador and his mother came to visit her when the shooting happened.
“I heard the shots and she was shouting, ‘They killed my son,’ and I just saw her thrown on the street next to her son,” she recalled while wiping away tears.
Police do not believe this shooting was random.
The Essex District Attorney’s Office, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and Lawrence police are investigating.
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