The Maine State Police Department have identified the two men killed in Lewiston over the weekend. 30-year-old Mohammed Sheik of Auburn and 23-year-old Keyt Hussein were both shot to death. Although there is not yet any information about the shooter, more than likely, it was a fellow Somali Muslim. There have been 29 shootings in Lewiston so far this year.
WMTW (h/t Frank T) On Sunday, just after 10:18 a.m., police were called to Knox Street where a person had died from a gunshot wound.
“I heard about six gunshots,” one neighbor said. “There was a young man on the ground and blood on the ground. It was just scary seeing him there and they had him there for like four hours and they wouldn’t cover him or nothing,” the neighbor said.
Officials say despite rumors that the body was left uncovered for hours, body camera footage has revealed otherwise. Police say the body was covered 35 minutes after first responders arrived — adding first responders must adhere to Protocol for the Investigations into deaths.
A second victim was later found and taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he later died. Officials have not clarified which victim was found where. Officials are calling the deaths an “isolated incident” though are still working to process the scene for additional evidence.
Maine’s Total Coverage spoke with a woman who said Hussein was her brother. The family gathered on the porch of the apartment building at 50 Knox Street saying they were very upset and didn’t answer any other questions about what might have precipitated the shooting.
Driving through Lewiston, Maine, you’d be hard pressed to think you are in America anymore.
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