'Another community shattered by gun violence' | Maryland leaders, Baltimore mayor react to Lewiston mass shooting
(Baltimore, MD) -- State and local leaders are sending their prayers to the community of Lewiston, Maine following Wednesday night's deadly mass shooting.
At least 18 people were killed and 13 others were injured in the shootings that occurred at a restaurant and a bowling alley.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin says this is another community shattered by gun violence and his heart aches for the victims' loved ones.
Senator Chris Van Hollen says he is horrified by the news and that "We must end this madness".
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott issued a statement saying, "We are all praying for Lewiston, but prayers are not enough".
It's the guns. It's the ease of access for people who should not have them. It's the mental health aspect. But most of all, it's our country's failure to address the issue as a nation. We all are praying for Lewiston. But we know that prayers are not enough & want national action https://t.co/JPMfDLPcPq— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) October 26, 2023
The shooting is the 36th mass killing in the United States this year.