Gas Station Worker Shot, Killed in Saugus; Suspect Found Dead in Car

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A man wanted in the Friday afternoon fatal shooting of a Saugus, Massachusetts mechanic was found dead by suicide a short time later at a cemetery in nearby Everett, authorities said.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Mobile station at 2 Essex St. just after noon and found a 63-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

Customers said the victim was a longtime employee at the gas station.

"I've known him for 15-20 years and you would always see him outside working on cars," one customer said.

After the shooting, police began searching for a white Mini Cooper in connection with the incident.

A short time later, authorities said the 63-year-old suspect was found dead by suicide in his car at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Both the victim and the suspect were known to each other, according to the Essex District Attorney's office.

Police said the incident did not appear random.

The incident remains under investigation by local and state police as well as the Essex District Attorney's office.

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