Woman is shot in Lynn, expected to survive

LYNN — A woman was shot Thursday night on Chestnut Street here, police said, although she did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Lynn police Lieutenant Lucas Dean said the victim was taken to a local hospital, but he did not know which one.

Police are looking for a male suspect, Dean said.

About a dozen police officers were on scene outside of Spiro’s Energy, a gas station at 161 Chestnut St. The roadway was shut down between Mason and Union streets until about 10:50 p.m. Investigators there could be seen combing the street with flashlights.

Evidence markers were scattered throughout the street and on the sidewalk in front of an electrical contractors office across the street from the gas station.


No additional details on the shooting were available early Friday morning.

A small crowd of neighbors and onlookers gathered to see the police activity. Many said they were not surprised by the violence.

“It’s Lynn,’’ said Woody Garcia, 31, of East Boston, who came to check on his mother who lives in the neighborhood, after hearing about the shooting.

“This is normal,’’ added Bia Marie, a 21-year-old resident of the neighborhood. “This is an every night thing.’’

Another neighbor, Phat Chhith, 44, agreed, saying the neighborhood is plagued with violence.

“Around here it’s always bad,’’ she said.