Portland Glass of Lewiston, Maine, bore the effects of the mass shooting in that city last week. The company closed its shop while the area was on lockdown in the aftermath of the October 27 mass shooting that claimed the lives of 18 people.
The company announced on its Facebook page that the shop would be closed until the shelter in place order was lifted. “We will reach out directly to customers who will need to have their appointments rescheduled,” the announcement said.
But the effects went way deeper than a day’s work to some glass shops in Maine.
“We are devastated by the tragic events that took place in Lewiston last night,” Portland Glass said on its Facebook page. “We send our condolences to the Greater Lewiston Community and everyone affected.” On Instagram it wished “mindful and proper healing to all affected.”
According to Reuters, a 40-year old U.S. Army reservist opened fire at a bowling alley and bar in Lewiston, Maine, last week, later taking his own life.
When reached by glassBYTES.com, a representative for Midcoast Glass & Window in Topsham, Maine, said their company was not directly affected by the shooting.
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