Lewiston massacre shows lack of defense against assault rifles

Despite the quick response time by law enforcement officials, the carnage was horrific.



October 30, 2023 - 6:02 PM

Mourners linger after a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s mass shootings, Sunday, Oct. 29, outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine. Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Just to be clear, the Lewiston, Maine, police arrived at the scene within 90 seconds of receiving a call for help.

At 6:56 p.m. Wednesday, the initial 911 call was placed from Just-In-Time Recreation.

At 6:57 p.m., dispatchers relayed the call.

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