Sign In:


Our complete coverage of the Lewiston shootings
Lewiston lives lost

Stories of the 18 people killed in the Lewiston mass shootings

The victims at Just-in-Time Recreation and Schemengees Bar & Grille ranged in age from 14 to 76. They will forever be associated with the worst mass shooting in Maine history. But they had rich lives worth remembering apart from that terrible night.

Portland Press Herald ePaper

Home delivery and digital subscribers have access to the ePaper at no additional cost.

2023 Photos of the Year: Maine in mourning

On the night of Oct. 25, minutes after Lewiston police began fielding calls about multiple shootings in the city, the newspapers of the Maine Trust for Local News mobilized as one newsroom to learn everything we could about what would turn out to be the deadliest shooting in Maine history. On that night, 18 people were killed and 13 injured and a manhunt was launched to find the shooter. Photographers from the Sun Journal, the Kennebec Journal and the Portland Press Herald fanned out across the area to document it all – the fear, the shock, the anger, the manhunt, the extraordinary outpouring of shared grief and pain. This is some of their best work from those dark days.

Maine Shooting

Press Herald partners with Frontline to investigate Lewiston mass shooting

The newsroom will undertake an accountability investigation into Maine’s deadliest mass shooting.