LYNN — One person was killed after they were stabbed outside a convenience store on Freeman Square and two suspects are in custody, officials said.
The victim was stabbed outside the Alpha Convenience Store at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Essex County District Attorney Paul Tucker and Police Chief Chris Reddy said in a joint statement. The person was pronounced dead a “short time later” at Salem Hospital. Authorities did not provide any details about the victim’s identity.
No details were immediately available about the suspects, and the statement does not say how they were identified. Investigators believe there is no threat to the general public, the statement said.
The incident is under investigation by the district attorney’s office and Lynn Police.
Officials said in the statement that they did not anticipate releasing any additional information Tuesday evening.
Mayor Jared Nicholson said in a statement that the entire city was united in mourning the loss of “this young person” and standing against all forms of violence.
“My heart breaks for the family of the victim we lost tonight and for our community at this senseless act of violence,” Nicholson said. “I am grateful to the Lynn Police Department that the suspects are in custody. We are here to support the victim’s family and community members who have been impacted and are actively working to prevent further violence.”
“Our students starting a new school year in a few weeks should know that their safety is of primary concern to all of us,” Nicholson continued.