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Man Dies From Injuries Sustained in Fight at Maine Park

A Maine man has died of injuries sustained in a brawl in Lewiston earlier this week, according to police.

Donald Giust, 38, of Auburn, died Friday at Central Maine Medical Center.

Police said Giust had been hospitalized since Tuesday night following a fight near Kennedy Park.

Lewiston resident Nicholas Vinciguerra told the Sun Journal he and a group of friends had gathered at the park to settle a previous dispute when they were shot at by BB and pellet guns from a car. Vinciguerra said his group was then beaten by about 30 people who had sticks, bats, and pipes.

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Community members call for peace after deadly attack in Lewiston park

Jun 17, 2018

Members of the immigrant community and family members of a man who died after being attacked in Lewiston’s Kennedy Park last week are calling for peace.

They stood together outside Lewiston City Hall Sunday morning to send a message that violence has no place in Lewiston.

Donald Giusti, 38, of Lewiston, died Friday of injuries suffered during a large fight Tuesday night in Kennedy Park.

“We’re heartbroken. We’re heartbroken but broken as a community. We just all have to come together as one to know that we can walk to the park at night and nothing’s going to happen,” Giusti’s uncle, Jim Thompson, said.

“Kennedy Park should be a place where people all of races and religions feel comfortable enjoying the beauty of our city. It’s time for all residents of Lewiston to come together and put and end to the violence,” Fatuma Hussein, of Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, said.

Police have not identified any suspects in Giusti’s death. They have only said that members of multiple ethnic groups were involved.

Lewiston Mayor Shane Bouchard urged residents to have patience and let police conduct the investigation.

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