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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.

Since the fight, police have increased their presence and foot patrols in the area. They have also been enforcing a 9 p.m. curfew near Knox and Spruce streets.

Police continue to conduct interviews to determine the circumstances of the incident.

The state medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine Giust's exact manner and cause of death.

Anyone who may have witnessed the fight is urged to contact the Lewiston Police Department at 207-513-3138 or Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit at 207-624-7076.

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