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Officials ID Man Shot and Killed on Main St. as Skate Shop Owner

Shawn Clark, 39, of Saugus and owner of Patriot Skateboards in Malden, has been ID'd as the victim in today's shooting by the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

UPDATE 6:40pm: Mayor Gary Christenson has issued a statement about the shooting: 

“My heartfelt sympathies are with the family of the victim.

State and local police along with the Middlesex District Attorney’s office are working diligently to investigate the circumstances. We are going to continue to provide our Police Department with the resources they need to address criminal activity.

With the addition of nine new officers, continued investments in surveillance camera technology, and our transition to a new Police Chief, we will intensify our efforts in crime prevention.” 

UPDATE 5:30pm: Shawn Clark, 39, of Saugus and owner of Patriot Skateboards in Malden, has been identified as the victim in today's shooting by the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

Original story: A man has reportedly died after sustaining multiple gun shot wounds during an apparent robbery near 800 Main St. just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

A witness, who asked not to be named, reported hearing "multiple shots fired," and saw a victim with several gunshot wounds in his stomach lying on the southbound lane of Main St. 

"It looked like he had at least four gun shots to the abdomen," he said. "He was not talking, eyes were closed, not sure if actually unconscious, but breathing was extremely shallow as he was loaded onto the ambulence." 

"Malden Police responding to shots fired near the 800 block of Main St.," The City of Malden's Twitter feed read. "Please stay clear of the area. More info as we get it."

Twitter photos show clothes strewn around the crime scene.

While no official information was available from police, a bulletin from the Breaking News Network service indicated the victim suffered "multiple gunshot wounds" and was in traumatic arrest en route to Melrose-Wakefield Memorial Hospital. 

Police continue to investigate the scene. No official information was yet available.

jirkyrick February 01, 2013 at 09:20 PM
You are right, I probably worded that wrong,
Judy O'Brien February 01, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Don't forget the orange line leads to oak grove......just sayin'
luckyfreeman February 05, 2013 at 02:36 AM
he was most likely turned down for a firearms liscense to protect himself at his place of bussiness or at work or to and from his hardworking taxpaying job..Oh well there goes another property owning taxpyer...Thank the local authorities and the senate...
luckyfreeman February 05, 2013 at 02:39 AM
I bet you this store owner had a good clean adult record, and was a property owning taxpayer for many years without any history of violence...taxation without representation
Carla Noble February 18, 2013 at 05:40 AM
Gone but never forgotton

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