Authorities ID man killed during filming of music video

December 28, 2020 GMT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — The man who died when six people were shot during the filming of a music video near Boston last weekend was publicly identified by authorities on Monday.

Gustavo Santana, 31, died at the hospital shortly after the shooting Saturday in Lynn, according to a statement from the office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

The names and conditions of the other five people were not provided.

No other information was released and no arrests have been announced.

Police found the victims scattered along a dead-end street at about 5:30 p.m., Lynn police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.


Details on the nature of the music video, including the artist, weren’t available.

Jennifer Thompson, who lives on the street, said she was walking her dog when she saw a group of men, including one with a camera.

Shortly after she went into her apartment, she heard gunfire.

“I’ve been around guns my whole life, and this was not a controlled spray,” Thompson told The Daily Item of Lynn. “I could tell from the sound that this gun he had was either a semi-automatic or a full-automatic. Because literally the spray of bullets was about 20 to 30 in like three seconds.”

Lynn is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Boston.