Mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine: Gunman still at large, at least 20 people thought dead.

After several horrific shootings on Wednesday night, the Lewiston, Maine police department claims it has identified a person of interest. Concerning the shootings at Schemengees Bar and Spare-time Recreation, authorities designated 40-year-old Robert Card as a person of interest.

This is a highly dynamic and energetic scenario. Police have released the picture of at least one active killer. He has a tactical rifle in his possession.

“Robert Card, 40, should be considered armed and dangerous,” Maine Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck stated during a press conference on Wednesday night. He also mentioned that his automobile was located in the nearby town of Lisbon.
After the shootings, a car that had been sought after was discovered in Lisbon, a town about seven miles southeast of Lewiston. On Wednesday, residents of Lewiston, Auburn, and Lisbon, which are nearby, were instructed to remain indoors and keep their doors locked.

While confirming that there have been numerous casualties. Lewiston City, Maine, had several gunshots on Wednesday that resulted in the deaths of at least 20 to 22 persons.

There have been over 50–60 reported hurt. Businesses have been ordered to shut down, and residents are being instructed to remain inside their homes by the police.

The focus of the manhunt, according to Lewiston police, is connected to gunfire that have happened at least twice, at the bowling alley Sparetime Recreation and the Schemengees Bar and Grille.

According to two law enforcement officials who spoke to the Associated Press under condition of anonymity, investigations were still ongoing at the crime scenes.

In a statement, Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline said, “I am devastated for our community and its citizens.” Lewiston is renowned for its tenacity and strength, and in the days ahead, we will require both.”

To make it easier for emergency personnel to get to hospitals, the police department has issued a warning to the public about driving. According to Sauschuck, there are hundreds of police officers in Maine.

Government Announcement:-On Thursday, all Lewiston municipal buildings were closed.

Lewiston City administration has announced that all of its municipal buildings will be closed on Thursday. “This includes Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon Street, City Hall, 27 Pine Street, and the Armory, 65 Central Avenue,” said the statement”. Tomorrow’s scheduled programs, festivities, and early voting at City Hall have been canceled. Tomorrow, non-emergency workers should also remain at home.”

All of the Lewiston Public Schools’ classes will be canceled tomorrow, according to the superintendent.

Identification of Shooter:-

A man with a black rifle that looked to have a scope and a hooded sweater was seen in pictures provided by police officials while they look for a suspect.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and President Joe Biden were keeping an eye on developments.

In phone conversations with Congressmen and the governor of Maine, Biden assured them that the federal government will be there for them.

Although President Joe Biden was present at a State Dinner on Wednesday night with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, a senior White House official stated that the President has been informed of the mass shooting’s current circumstances and will be given further updates. In addition, the White House press office reports that Biden called Congressman Jared Golden, Governor Mills, Senators King and Susan Collins, and Congressman King, “offering full federal support in the wake of this horrific attack.”

After receiving a briefing, the Attorney General will keep a careful eye on the circumstances. A representative named Xochitl Hinojosa told News, “Federal law enforcement agencies are supporting our state and local law enforcement partners in Lewiston, Maine.”

The latest developments are being monitored by U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland, who has also been briefed on the matter.

The active shooter incident in Maine is receiving attention from the ATF’s Boston branch as well.

The police are requesting that anyone who observes “any suspicious activity or individuals” to 911.


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