We’re learning more about a Florida man murdered in Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting in Maine. The victim was visiting his son on his birthday when he was randomly shot at a local bar.
The victim’s son, Breslin Macneir, is taking it day by day and still processing the horrific shooting. He said: “Everything is so very fresh and very numb. Yes. It’s very difficult to process what actually happened.”
Since Wednesday’s mass shooting in Maine that left 18 people dead, Breslin says he’s not sure how he’ll get through the days and nights. “I don’t know if you necessarily have to be motivated, but just working day after day and looking for the light at the end of the tunnel is the best way I think to describe it,” Breslin said
Breslin’s father, Keith Macneir, was shot in the mass shooting. Keith, from west central Florida, traveled to Maine to celebrate his 64th birthday. He was at the bar when the gunman opened fire. Breslin and Keith planned to meet there before the evening took an unexpected turn.
“We were supposed to have a few drinks and dinner after the bar, and I mean he had steak and potatoes for us on Thursday so we could sit here and have dinner and watch football together,” Breslin said.
Instead, Breslin deals with investigators and the coroner’s office and plans the funeral of his father, who was kidnapped too soon, while remembering what he loved most about his father.
“His desire for everyone to be happy, his genuine desire to always be a good person and always do the right thing, he just wanted everyone to be happy,” Breslin said.
Keith also loved the sea. His family plans to spread his ashes at sea in Fort Lauderdale.