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Maine shooting: father of four and 14-year-old boy among victims | US News

All 18 people killed in a mass shooting in the US state of Maine have been named by authorities.

The suspect, Robert Card, who was found dead by police after a 48-hour manhunt, allegedly killed seven people at Just-In-Time Recreation and eight more people at Schemengees Bar and Grille.

Three other people died after being transported to local hospitals.

The dead include a father and son, a volunteer bowling coach and a bar manager, whom the suspect is believed to have previously visited.

The victims of the mass shooting in Maine. Photo: Ministry of Public Security

All of the victims were named Friday by Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck during a news conference. Some had already been publicly identified by friends and relatives.

Joseph “Joey” Walker, 57

Maine shooting victim Joey Walker Photo:Leroy Walker
Joseph Walker. Photo: Leroy Walker

Mr. Walker was an employee of Schemengees Bar and Grille who lived in nearby Auburn, Maine.

His father, Leroy Walker, told NBC News he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who helped raise two grandchildren and a stepson.

He described his son as being close to his family, having lived near two of his brothers.

He regularly held fundraisers for local causes and was planning a cornhole tournament to help veterans when he was shot and killed.

Cornhole is a popular North American lawn game in which players or teams take turns tossing cloth beanbags onto a raised slanted board with a hole at its end.

Although he did not know the suspect personally, Mr. Walker said his son saw Card in the bar before the shooting.

Bob and Lucille Violette, 76 and 73 years old

Bob Violette
Bob Violette. Photo: Facebook

As a retiree, Mr. Violette volunteered as coach of a youth bowling team. He was in the youth league at the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley when the shooting happened.

Ms. Violette, 73, was also killed.

Tricia Asselin, 53 years old

Tricia Asselin.  Photo: Alicia Lachance
Tricia Asselin. Photo: Alicia Lachance

The 53-year-old mother worked part-time at the bowling alley, but was there on an evening out with her sister at the time of the incident.

At that point, she was trying to call 911 when the gunman shot and killed her, Ms. Asselin’s brother told CNN. His sister survived the attack.

“She wasn’t going to show up,” Mr. Johnson said. “She was going to try to help.”

Michael Deslauriers II and Jason Walker, both 51 years old

(From left) Jason Walker and Michael Deslauriers
(From left to right) Jason Walker and Michael Deslauriers. Photo. Facebook

Writing on social media, Mr Deslauriers’ father confirmed that his son and his son’s friend Mr Walker had been shot and killed at the bowling alley.

Michael Deslauriers Sr., president of a local historical society, said his son and his friend died while protecting their wives and young children who were also present.

“I have the hardest news a father will ever have to share,” he said.

“They made sure their wives and several young children were safe, then they charged the shooter.”

Both men are believed to have been historical society volunteers.

Peyton Brewer-Ross, 40

Peyton Brewer-Ross
Peyton Brewer-Ross. Photo: Facebook

Mr. Brewer-Ross was also participating in a cornhole tournament at Schemengees Bar and Grille when he was killed, his brother Ralph Brewer told CNN.

His brother said he loved playing cornhole and enjoyed spending time with friends there.

“It’s just surreal and sad. Now my brother is no longer here with 17 other people,” he said.

“He’s the nicest person you could ever meet. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone.”

He said his brother “loved being a dad more than anything else” and recently celebrated his daughter Elle’s second birthday.

“At two years old, she won’t remember any of this, but at the same time, her father won’t be there for the rest of her life,” he said.

He added: “We are walking around in a daze, not knowing what to say, what to do or how to act, because of a senseless shooting. “It’s so unbelievable that this can continue to happen over and over again and that nothing changes.” “

Bill and Aaron Young, 44 and 14

Maine Victims - William (Bill) and Aaron Young
(LR) William (Bill) and Aaron Young: Photo: AP

The father and son – who were just 14 years old – were killed at the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley, where they were spending an evening with their bowling league. That’s according to Mr. Young’s brother, Rob.

Before learning of their deaths, he had flown from Baltimore to Lewiston, Maine, to help his sister-in-law find information on the two men, who she had not heard from since they went bowling. .

Bryan MacFarlane, 41 years old

Maine Victim - Bryan Macfarlane.  Photo: AP
Bryan MacFarlane. Photo: AP

He was part of a group in the deaf community, participating in a cornhole tournament at Schemengees Bar & Grille when he was killed, his sister Keri Brooks told CNN.

He was an avid motorcyclist who loved his dog, M&M, and had recently moved back to Maine, she said.

Seal of Joshua, 36

Maine victim – Joshua Seal.  Photo: AP
Seal of Joshua. Photo: AP

The father of four was confirmed dead by his wife Elizabeth Seal in a Facebook post.

She described him as the “best father in the world” and a “wonderful husband”, as well as her “best friend” and “soul mate”.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the passing of Joshua Seal…no, he was murdered in the 10/25 shooting in Lewiston. It still feels surreal,” she wrote .

Referring to their children, she said Mr Seal “loved spending time with them, traveling, taking a day trip to the beach or going camping for the weekend”.

“He loved his family and always put them first. That’s what we will always remember him for. We love and miss you so much already,” she added.

The other victims cited by authorities were:

William “Billy” Brackett, 48 years old

Maine Victim - William Frank Brackett
William Frank Brackett. Photo: AP

Thomas Conrad, 34 years old

Thomas Ryan Conrad
Thomas Ryan Conrad. Photo: AP

Maxx Hathaway, 35 years old

Maxx Hathaway - Maine victim
Maxx Hathaway. Photo: AP

Keith Macneir, 64

Maine Victim - Keith Macneir.  Photo: AP
Keith Macneir. Photo: AP

Ronald Morin, 55 years old

Maine victim - Ronald Morin.  Photo: AP
Ronald Morin. Photo: AP

Arthur Strout, 42 years old

Maine Victim - Arthur Strout.  Photo: AP
Arthur Strout. Photo: AP

Stephen Vozzella, 45 years old

Maine Victim - Stephen Vozzella.  Photo: AP
Stéphane Vozzella. Photo: AP


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