‘This isn’t us’ — close-knit Lewiston begins to recover from the deadly mass shooting

The close-knit community of Lewiston, Maine, is beginning to recover from a deadly mass shooting that left 18 people dead and 13 injured.

The incident:
The deadly attack took place at a bowling alley and a bar on Wednesday, leading to a two-day manhunt for the perpetrator, and a shelter-in-place order for the town’s residents.
* The suspect was found dead late Friday.

Local reaction: Residents are trying to return to a semblance of normality, with kids playing in parks, shops reopening, and people walking their dogs.
* The shooting marked a major deviation from the normal for the town, which has a population of approximately 40,000.

Community response: Community members, like Gabe Hirst who handed out flowers to passersby, are encouraging acts of kindness as a part of the recovery process.
* Local businesses like Downtown Handmade have opened up to provide a safe place for community members following the lifting of the shelter-in-place order.

What they’re saying: Maine Gov. Janet Mills commended Lewiston’s close-knit community and believes its persistence and hard-working spirit will help locals move forward.
* Sheri Withers, a local business owner, hopes that the community strength displayed in the past will help the town heal and progress in the wake of the tragedy.
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