Tragic Accident Claims Life of Loving Father: Massachusetts Man Fatally Stabbed by Neck-Worn Knife

Tragic Accident Claims Life of Loving Father: Massachusetts Man Fatally Stabbed by Neck-Worn Knife

The community mourns the unexpected death of Patrick Kenney, Jr., 42, in a freak accident outside an Asian restaurant in Saugus.

Details of the Incident

Patrick Kenney, Jr., a married father-of-two, met an untimely death after being fatally stabbed by a knife worn around his neck. The incident unfolded in the parking lot of Kowloon, an Asian restaurant in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Authorities’ Response

Upon responding to the 9 pm Saturday scene, initially believed to be a stabbing, police rushed Kenney to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Essex District Attorney Paul Tucker and Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli jointly ruled the death as accidental, with no additional parties believed to be involved.

Family’s Devastation

Kenney’s devastated family described him as a ‘loving father, husband, brother, son, and loyal friend to many.’ The family statement expressed shock and grief over the unexpected loss.

Investigation and Unanswered Questions

While Kenney’s death is under investigation, officials remain puzzled as to why he was wearing a knife around his neck. The family referred to the incident as a ‘horrible tragedy,’ emphasizing the need for privacy during this difficult time.

Community Support: GoFundMe Campaign

In response to the family’s indescribable loss, a GoFundMe campaign was launched by Lauren Kenney’s sisters to provide support for Patrick’s wife and their young twin children. The campaign aims to ensure the family receives the necessary support for their future educational needs.

Restaurant’s Statement

The Wong family, owners of Kowloon, issued a statement expressing condolences to the victim’s family and urged caution against jumping to conclusions until the investigation is completed.

Community Response

As of Monday evening, the GoFundMe fundraiser has garnered significant support, raising nearly $24,000 towards its goal of $30,000, reflecting the community’s solidarity in the face of tragedy.

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