December 4, 2023

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Gavin Robitaille, 16, was on the bowling alley Simply-In-Time Recreation when Robert Card attacked the venue in addition to a restaurant final week. The Maine teen is reportedly in good situation.

Erin Clark / The Boston Globe

A teen from Maine is recovering at a Massachusetts hospital after being injured within the mass capturing in Lewiston final week.

Workers at Massachusetts Basic Hospital advised WCVB that Gavin Robitaille, 16, was in good situation as of Tuesday. A highschool sophomore from Auburn, Robitaille was at Simply-In-Time Recreation final Wednesday when Robert Card started firing off a rifle within the Lewiston bowling alley, proper after he attacked Schemengees Bar & Grille throughout city.

A GoFundMe created by a household good friend stated Robitaille required emergency surgical procedure first at a Lewiston hospital following the capturing. The fundraising marketing campaign was began as a result of Robitaille will want a number of extra surgical procedures “to reconstruct his shattered arm and intensive muscle and nerve injury.”

In line with the fundraising web page, Robitaille is a sophomore at Edward Little Excessive Faculty in Auburn and performs baseball. The GoFundMe has up to now raised greater than $37,000 from 652 donations. 

Robitaille was one of many 13 individuals who have been injured within the mass capturing that killed 18. Following the tragedy, a manhunt for Card ensued over the course of two days, till police discovered Card lifeless of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound close to a recycling middle the place he used to work. 

The mass capturing in Lewiston was the deadliest of 2023 and in Maine’s historical past.