May 21, 2024

Crime

“My coronary heart breaks for the household of the sufferer we misplaced tonight and for our group at this mindless act of violence.”

A teen is being charged with homicide in reference to a comfort retailer stabbing that claimed the lifetime of one other teen in Lynn Tuesday, officers stated.

The sufferer was stabbed on the Alpha Comfort Retailer in Freeman Sq. at about 6 p.m., in line with the Essex District Legal professional’s Workplace. They had been rushed to Salem Hospital, the place they died from their wounds, the DA’s workplace stated in a press launch. 

Authorities are withholding the title of the teenager who died till household and associates are notified, in line with the discharge. 

Two different youngsters have been arrested in reference to the stabbing. One shall be charged with homicide and arraigned as an grownup in Lynn District Courtroom, whereas the opposite, a juvenile, is being charged with possession of a harmful weapon, the DA’s workplace stated. Neither had been recognized within the press launch. 

The comfort retailer proprietor, Maksedur Khan, advised WCVB {that a} struggle broke out amongst a gaggle of teenagers contained in the store. One of many teenagers was stabbed within the stomach in the course of the struggle, he stated.

“They know one another,” Khan advised WCVB. “They simply got here after which they began punching one another.”

Lynn police detectives and Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the DA’s workplace are investigating the incident, officers stated. 

“My coronary heart breaks for the household of the sufferer we misplaced tonight and for our group at this mindless act of violence,” Lynn Mayor Jared Nicholson stated in a press release Tuesday. He expressed assist for the sufferer’s household and group members who had been impacted. 

“Our college students beginning a brand new faculty 12 months in a number of weeks ought to know that their security is of major concern to all of us,” Nicholson stated. “I be part of all the Metropolis in mourning the lack of this younger particular person and in our resolve in opposition to all types of violence.”