When Kyle Green and his partner learned that a man had just committed a massacre near their home in Lewiston and was on the run, they “slowly lowered the blinds” so as not to scare their children and They proposed a family movie night as an excuse to turn off all the lights.
Then they closed the doors and everyone, including their two dogs, sat in front of the television on the top floor of the house. The children, ages 10 and 12, fell asleep. But “we (the parents) we take turns sleeping to keep watch until morning came, this 40-year-old computer engineer explains to AFP, in front of the door of his house.
Sleeping is saying a lot, clarify. How can you sleep a wink when you’re so “insecure”? “Where is the murderer now? Is he around here? “It’s a terrible feeling,” she adds, clearing her throat to hide her emotion.
Like many of his neighbors on this quiet Lewiston street, the second largest city in the state of Maine (northeastern United States), with about 36,000 inhabitants struggle to assimilate what happened at night.
At least 18 people were killed Wednesday in shootings at Just-In-Time, a bowling alley, and Schemengees, a restaurant-bar.