Aaron Young and his dad Bill were having a great time at the bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, when something terrible happened.
Around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a gunman broke into the bowling alley Just-in-Time Recreation and ki*lled seven people. He then went to Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant and kil*led eight more people with his gun, according to the police.
Three more people who were shot were taken to nearby hospitals but later died. For youth night, some kids and teens were at the bowling alley.
NBC Boston was told by Bill Young’s cousin Kim McConville, “They’re just good people out for a night of bowling.” “This was an event for kids.” “Who thinks a shooter will go to a party for kids?”
His brother Rob Young told the Los Angeles Times and Reuters that Bill brought his 14-year-old son Aaron, who is a good bowler, to Just-In-Time for a youth league game.
Robert Card, 40, of Bowdoin has been identified as the suspect. He is still on the run and is thought to be armed and very dangerous.
On Thursday, Rob and McConville spent the day trying to find any information about Bill and his son, who were last seen at the bowling alley,
Everyone in her family tried to call his cell phone but got no answer. They checked the hospital to see if Bill and Aaron were there. Rob told the Times that he became worried as soon as he found out that his brother and nephew were at the bowling alley where the shooting happened.
“From the beginning, we felt bad,” he told the Times.
It made him worry more when Bill didn’t answer his texts. Rob flew from Maryland to Lewiston on Thursday morning to help his sister look for Bill and Aaron. He had spent the night looking for answers online.
He said that they kept running into problems.
The only thing they said was, “Sorry, we can’t tell you anything.” Rob told the Times.
At 1:00 p.m., Maine state police went to Bill’s house to tell his family the terrible news: Bill and Aaron had been shot and killed.
Rob told the Times, “I knew in my heart that they were dead, but you can’t start grieving until the person themselves tells you that they are.”
Winthrop High School said in a statement on Thursday that Aaron had died.
“We are very sad to hear that Aaron Young, a freshman at WHS, and his father, Bill, died in the shooting last night,” the statement said.
It was also said that the shooting k*illed the uncle of another high school student.
Rob told the Times that his brother was a “man’s man” and the “life of the party.”
His 18-year-old daughter and son Aaron were “the most important thing to him,” Rob told the Times.
Young said that Aaron truly wished to be like him.
Young told the Times, “They were both the apple of each other’s eyes.”
Someone set up a GoFundMe page to help the Young family.