Rome Newsroom, Oct 28, 2023 / 10:03 am
Pope Francis said Saturday he is praying for strength and peace for the community of Lewiston, Maine, after the city experienced two deadly mass shootings earlier this week.
The Wednesday shootings at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Maine’s second most populous city, in the southern part of the state, left 18 people dead and 13 people injured.
The victims ranged in age from 14 to 76, according to officials, who released the names and photographs of victims on Friday.
The man suspected of the shooting, 40-year-old Robert Card, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Friday evening after a dayslong manhunt, the New York Times reported.