Tricia Asselin, 53, worked part-time at Just-In-Time Recreation in Lewiston but was bowling there Wednesday.
His sister was also at the bowling alley but she managed to escape
Asselin was “the rock of the family” and “kept everyone balanced”
Tricia Asselin, a 53-year-old woman, was at Just-In-Time Recreation in Lewiston Wednesday night, where she works part-time. Tragically, she was at the bowling alley when a gunman walked in and started shooting, her brother told CNN on Thursday.
When the shooting began, Tricia Asselin ran to the counter to call 911 and showed great courage to get help, according to her brother, DJ Johnson. Unfortunately, she was shot at that exact moment. She praised him for his courage and emphasized that he was not one to run away, but instead chose to help with the crisis. Her other sister was also at the bowling alley, but she managed to escape the dangerous situation.
Speaking to CNN while en route to Maine to identify his sister and join the rest of the family, Johnson described Asselin as his “baby sister” and explained that they had a very close bond. She stated that she was devastated by the tragic death of her adult son.
Tricia Asselin is devoted to her son, and Johnson described their relationship as inseparable. She stated that her son has been with her since the day he was born, and that he has remained the center of her world throughout his life.
In addition to her role as a devoted mother, Asselin also played an important role within the family. Johnson called her the “rock of the family” who kept everyone steady and maintained harmony among them. Whenever disagreements or disagreements arose, she was the peacemaker, diffusing tensions and providing a calming presence. Moreover, when someone was having a difficult day, he would immediately reach out to offer comfort and support, demonstrating his unwavering devotion to his loved ones.