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A large vigil in Lewiston honoring the victims of Wednesday’s deadly mass shootings in the Maine city is scheduled for Sunday evening.The “One Lewiston” community vigil at the Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul on Ash Street is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and last for one hour. Free parking will be available at the Oak Street Garage and handicap parking will be available in the basilica parking lot off Horton Street. The vigil at the basilica will be happening after two candlelight vigils were held Saturday night: one at Lewiston’s Kennedy Park and the other at the Worumbo Riverfront Event Center, located at 1 Canal St. in the neighboring community of Lisbon. All 18 people killed by a gunman at Just-In-Time Recreation, a bowling alley, and Schemengees Bar and Grille Restaurant have been identified. Another 13 people were injured in the shootings, three of whom were in critical care as of Saturday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck.Maine State Police Col. William G. Ross said seven people, one female and six males, were killed at Just-In-Time Recreation while eight people were killed at Schemengees Bar and Grille, seven males inside the business and one male outside the establishment. According to Ross, three people who were transported to area hospitals also died. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 76.”To all the residents, I love you. I’m grateful for you, and I appreciate the support you’ve shown each other the past few days. My heart goes out to the victims and families,” Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline said Saturday. “Lewiston is a strong city. We are a close-knit community and a resilient community. I know that we’ll be OK if we move forward together as ‘One Lewiston.'””Right now, we want Maine to be remembered as the community that came together after this tragic event,” said Lisbon police Chief Ryan McGee. “I was on my way in (Saturday) morning for this press conference, and I’m driving through Lisbon, and I see people walking the streets, sitting on their porches; people waving (and giving a) thumbs up. It’s what community is all about.”Video below: Candlelight vigils held in Lewiston, LisbonSheline also thanked Lewiston’s businesses for providing “overwhelming support” for law enforcement, first responders, community partners and residents.”The donations, food, everything. Our businesses have really stepped up, and I’m extremely proud of them,” the mayor said.Sauschuck said a family assistance center for individuals who were present at the shooting sites is open at the Lewiston Memorial Armory at 65 Central Ave.”That’s intended to be a one-stop shop kind of thing, one central space for victims and their support persons to gather so that they don’t have to make multiple stops at multiple different agencies to seek assistance,” Sauschuck said. “Whether you were a victim, physically stating that you were injured during this event, or you were there and traumatized — in either one of those situations, the family assistance center will be a good spot for those individuals to go.”Sauschuck and Sheline said mental health services for the general public will be provided at the Ramada hotel in Lewiston.Shelter-in-place orders for several Maine communities were lifted Friday night, not long before the suspected gunman, Robert Card, was found dead.Related content:

A large vigil in Lewiston honoring the victims of Wednesday’s deadly mass shootings in the Maine city is scheduled for Sunday evening.

The “One Lewiston” community vigil at the Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul on Ash Street is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and last for one hour. Free parking will be available at the Oak Street Garage and handicap parking will be available in the basilica parking lot off Horton Street.

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The vigil at the basilica will be happening after two candlelight vigils were held Saturday night: one at Lewiston’s Kennedy Park and the other at the Worumbo Riverfront Event Center, located at 1 Canal St. in the neighboring community of Lisbon.

All 18 people killed by a gunman at Just-In-Time Recreation, a bowling alley, and Schemengees Bar and Grille Restaurant have been identified. Another 13 people were injured in the shootings, three of whom were in critical care as of Saturday morning, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck.

Maine State Police Col. William G. Ross said seven people, one female and six males, were killed at Just-In-Time Recreation while eight people were killed at Schemengees Bar and Grille, seven males inside the business and one male outside the establishment. According to Ross, three people who were transported to area hospitals also died. The victims ranged in age from 14 to 76.

“To all the residents, I love you. I’m grateful for you, and I appreciate the support you’ve shown each other the past few days. My heart goes out to the victims and families,” Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline said Saturday. “Lewiston is a strong city. We are a close-knit community and a resilient community. I know that we’ll be OK if we move forward together as ‘One Lewiston.'”

“Right now, we want Maine to be remembered as the community that came together after this tragic event,” said Lisbon police Chief Ryan McGee. “I was on my way in (Saturday) morning for this press conference, and I’m driving through Lisbon, and I see people walking the streets, sitting on their porches; people waving (and giving a) thumbs up. It’s what community is all about.”

Video below: Candlelight vigils held in Lewiston, Lisbon

Sheline also thanked Lewiston’s businesses for providing “overwhelming support” for law enforcement, first responders, community partners and residents.

“The donations, food, everything. Our businesses have really stepped up, and I’m extremely proud of them,” the mayor said.

Sauschuck said a family assistance center for individuals who were present at the shooting sites is open at the Lewiston Memorial Armory at 65 Central Ave.

“That’s intended to be a one-stop shop kind of thing, one central space for victims and their support persons to gather so that they don’t have to make multiple stops at multiple different agencies to seek assistance,” Sauschuck said. “Whether you were a victim, physically stating that you were injured during this event, or you were there and traumatized — in either one of those situations, the family assistance center will be a good spot for those individuals to go.”

Sauschuck and Sheline said mental health services for the general public will be provided at the Ramada hotel in Lewiston.

Shelter-in-place orders for several Maine communities were lifted Friday night, not long before the suspected gunman, Robert Card, was found dead.

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