Logo
Sound journalism, grounded in facts and Biblical truth | Donate

Maine town remembers shooting victims


Attendees sign “I love you” at a vigil for shooting victims on Sunday in Lewiston, Maine. Associated Press/Photo by Robert F. Bukaty

Maine town remembers shooting victims

More than 1,000 people gathered Sunday night at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine, for a vigil for shooting victims. Late on Friday, police discovered the body of a mass shooter who killed 18 people and wounded more than a dozen others at two locations in the city. Police said the 40-year-old man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He legally purchased the firearms he used in the attack.

What motivated this crime? Maine Commissioner of Public Safety Mike Sauschuck said mental health problems played a role. Sauschuck added the suspect likely suffered from paranoia, believing people were negatively talking about him and that he may have been hearing voices.

Dig deeper: Read Adam M. Carrington’s column in WORLD Opinions about the 60th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing and the lesson it teaches on forgiveness.


Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.


An actual newsletter worth subscribing to instead of just a collection of links. —Adam

Sign up to receive The Sift email newsletter each weekday morning for the latest headlines from WORLD’s breaking news team.
COMMENT BELOW

Please wait while we load the latest comments...

Comments