March 1, 2024

Lewiston, Maine native and actor Patrick Dempsey mentioned he’s “deeply saddened” after a mass capturing in his dwelling city in at the very least two places left 18 individuals useless and others injured to varied levels. 

The “Gray’s Anatomy” star mentioned in a publish on social media that he’s “shocked” by the “tragedy” in his hometown. 

Dempsey wrote, “Maine’s nice power is it is sense of group.” He mentioned now the group is being requested to “come collectively to assist everybody that has been devastated by this mindless act.”

By Friday, relations had confirmed the identities of the capturing victims who died. Maine’s deaf group was grieving for the lack of a number of members of its group within the shootings.  

The actor based the Dempsey Heart after his mom’s struggles with most cancers — the group is a nonprofit with places in Lewiston and South Portland. 

Dempsey typically returns to his hometown for an occasion that raises cash for most cancers analysis by working, strolling and bike occasions. 

The mass capturing in Lewiston marks the thirty sixth time a mass killing has occurred within the U.S. this 12 months. 

On Friday, metropolis Commissioner Mike Sauschuck projected pictures of the victims as he learn their names and held a second of silence. 

Sauschuck mentioned, “We wish residents to stay vigilant” as regulation enforcement continued to attempt to find suspect Robert Card after discovering a automobile linked to him. 

Divers continued to go looking the Androscoggin River close to a ship launch in Lisbon, the placement the place Card’s car was discovered. 

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