LYNN — Six men were shot late Saturday afternoon while they were filming a music video on a Lynn side street, leaving one dead, according to authorities.
Officers arrived at Quincy Terrace, a short lane off Washington Street, at about 5:35 p.m. and found the men, who ranged in age from 24 to 30 years old, scattered in the area, Lynn police spokesman Lieutenant Michael Kmiec said in an e-mail.
Four victims — including two with life-threatening wounds — were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Kmiec said. Two others were transported to Salem Hospital.
One of the men, who has not been publicly identified, died Saturday night, according to Carrie Kimball, a spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett.
The incident is under investigation, and it is not clear what motivated the shooting, Kmiec said. No arrests had been made as of 9 p.m.
A section of Washington Street near Quincy Terrace, just blocks from police headquarters, was blocked by caution tape Saturday night as a handful of officers stood by.
A few hours earlier, the side street was a chaotic scene, with victims running and yelling, according to witnesses.
Travis Lorini, 30, said shortly before the shooting, he noticed a small group of men filming outside his home on Quincy Terrace, a narrow street that has been a “neighborhood hangout,” he said.
As he returned from a convenience store, Lorini heard a barrage of gunfire and smelled gunpowder, he said.
“Just seemed like someone held the trigger down and let all the bullets out at once. It sounded faster than a book of fireworks,” he said in a Facebook message.
He saw the aftermath of the violence as he ran back to check on his children, he said.
“I see people running onto Washington saying they got shot ... and saw two [people] suffering from gunshot wounds on the ground,” Lorini said.
Charles Dorsey, 37, a 10-year resident of the area, said he saw one of the victims running toward the police station.
“I literally heard him yelling, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, somebody help me!’ ” Dorsey said, adding later, “He ran right up on this [street]light, so I could see his hands clear as day, covered in blood.”
Lorini, a single father, said he is rattled by the thought that he could have been killed, leaving his 10- and 11-year-old children without a parent.
“We are all gonna sleep in my bed tonight. Everyone is a little shaken,” he said.
Globe correspondent Breanne Kovatch contributed to this report.