The day after dual shootings at a bowling alley and a restaurant that left at least 18 dead and 13 injured in Maine, former Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey posted his reaction to the violence in Lewiston (pop. 36,000), which is his hometown.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by last night’s tragedy in my hometown,” Dempsey wrote on Instagram Thursday. “Maine’s great strength is it’s [sic] sense of community, and how we are being asked to come together to support everyone that has been devastated by this senseless act. My family and I are heartbroken for the victims, their family and the community.”
Dempsey’s reaction to a massacre in the small town where he grew up recalls that of Matthew McConaughey who, less than a year ago, found himself reacting to the senseless killing of 19 students and two adults in a school shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas (pop. 15,000).
Comedians Pete Davidson and John Mulaney each postponed their weekend shows in Maine in the wake of the tragedy last night.
A suspect in the shooting is still at large.