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Woman posted chilling message on Facebook before suspected murder-suicide

A harrowing Facebook post may explain why a woman fatally shot three family members, including her father, before turning the gun on herself Tuesday in a murder-suicide that took place at three crime scenes.

Authorities have not released the identity or even a possible motive for the shooting in Lynn, Massachusetts, except to confirm that police responded to a residence on Rockaway Street shortly before 2:55 p.m. after receiving reports that state of gunshots.

Authorities found the bodies of a 66-year-old man and a 34-year-old man at the residence. Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett confirmed that a 31-year-old woman shot the two men – her father and brother-in-law – before going on to kill her brother-in-law’s elderly father. 56 years old, in a different place. His body was found in a car outside his apartment. The woman then committed suicide in her car in the parking lot of a local Stop & Shop. His body was found around 4:30 p.m. The three crime scenes were within minutes of each other.

While authorities said Wednesday it was too early to identify the shooter, The Boston Globe and other media have already named her Khosay Sharifi.

Sharifi, moments before the murders at 12:06 p.m., posted a chilling message on Facebook, writing that she had discovered a pattern of alleged abuse in her family and that those who knew about it had done nothing.

The lengthy message, seen by The Daily Beast, reads: “Several months ago, I discovered that my sister had been abused by her husband for 14 years (since they first met). Sharifi alleged that her brother-in-law choked her sister, “slapped her, kicked her, swore at her” and, most recently, she told him, hit her in the face. face.

“My parents and his parents knew about it all these years, but didn’t really do much other than say ‘work it out, what will people say if you break up’ or even blame the victims.

“I’m trying to say all of this as kindly as possible so that my post doesn’t get deleted. There is no excuse for what he did. He continued to do it because no one did anything,” she wrote.

Asked directly about the motive or the Facebook post Wednesday, Blodgett declined to comment, saying authorities were continuing to notify families and interview witnesses, which requires a foreign language translator. Blodgett would not confirm whether the family was originally from Afghanistan.

“We are not speculating on motive as we continue this investigation. We have three crime scenes that we are dealing with right now. We hope to arrive at what we can use as evidence, but again, we don’t have a motive yet. What I can say, and we didn’t know this until today, is that they are family,” Blodgett said.

Asked about Sharifi’s Facebook post, he said: “I can’t speak about that, I’m not even aware of it.” Again, this incident happened less than 12 hours ago.

A GoFundMe page for Kelay Sharifi posted on her Facebook page identified the victims as the Sharifi family while comments below the post are flooded with tributes. One user said Khosay was “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”

The GoFundMe page describes losing family members “under devastating and unforeseen circumstances” and says the family is experiencing mental health issues.

“Abuse of all types has a huge impact on those affected and leads to harm and loss in many ways,” says the page, which has raised more than $8,000 of its $60,000 goal at the time of publication .

“Our family fell victim to this scenario and now two young children are fatherless. We are absolutely traumatized, heartbroken and lost.

Armani Arustamyan, who went to Lynn Classical High School with Khosay and his twin sister, said The Boston Globe that he became concerned when he saw the Facebook post citing the allegations. The Daily Beast can confirm that Khosay graduated in the class of 2011, alongside another Sharifi, spelled Khelay.

“I know her father was very strict with her. We couldn’t go out outside of school hours,” he said.

“When I read the message, I wasn’t completely shocked. It was sad to read. We thought maybe she was trying to ask for help. So I tried to reach out.

He never got a response, he told the World.

Khosay’s Facebook post says she hopes her sister can begin to heal and that her two daughters, who allegedly witnessed the abuse, understand that violence is not acceptable.

“To my sister: I hope you begin to heal and truly teach your daughters that abuse is not okay because they saw him slap you too,” she wrote.

“I asked what they thought about this and they said they were scared and didn’t know what to do. Let’s not pass this on to your children the way it was passed down to you.

“My father was also previously abusive and verbally, but especially financially towards my mother, from what I personally witnessed. Maybe that’s why my mother didn’t protect her own daughter, because she too is a victim. But this is no excuse, how can you let your own daughter be abused.

The investigation is ongoing.

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