At Least 16 Killed In Mass Shootings In Lewiston
At least 16 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night.
Some reports say the death toll is higher.
Hundreds of police officers across the state are on an intensive manhunt for the 40-year-old suspect, Robert Card, whom police say “should be considered armed and dangerous.”
CNN quoted Law enforcement officials in Maine as saying that Card is a certified firearms instructor and a member of the US Army Reserve. The Bowdoin native is said to have mental health issues.
The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office has released images of the suspected shooter and his car.
“Law enforcement in Androscoggin County are investigating two active shooter events. We are encouraging all businesses to lock down and or close while we investigate. The suspect is still at large,” it wrote on Facebook.
After a “vehicle of interest” was found in Lisbon, near Lewiston, police urged all offices in the town to close and people to remain indoors on Thursday.
Schools in Lewiston and neighboring districts have canceled classes on Thursday.
Reports quoting Lewiston police say the gunman went on a shooting spree at Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley on Mollison Way, and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant on Lincoln Street, at around 6:56 p.m. ET.
The massacre in Lewiston is the latest in the more than 500 mass shootings reported across the country in 2023.
For an update about the incident, a press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
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