Lewiston, Maine, active shooting situation: At-large suspect, 22 dead after multiple incidents, authorities say


Authorities say at least 22 people are dead and dozens more injured following two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night. Officials say the search for the suspect in the shooting is ongoing.

The Lewiston Police Department has identified Robert Card as a person of interest in the shooting.

Card, 40, “must be considered armed and dangerous,” according to a statement. Facebook registration From the Lewiston Police Department. “If you know where he is, please contact law enforcement,” police said.

A city administrator said 22 people were killed, Lewiston City Councilman Robert McCarthy told CNN.

“We encourage all businesses to lock or close while we investigate,” the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Register on Facebook Wednesday evening.

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Sheriff’s Office Published “Suspect to be identified” pictures. The man was seen holding a high powered assault style rifle.

Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of what is believed to be the suspect in Lewiston, Maine.

In A Facebook post, Lewiston police shared a photo of the vehicle they are looking for, believed to be a small, white SUV with a black front bumper. Maine State Police confirmed a photo of the suspect’s car to CNN.

Lewiston is 36 miles north of Portland and is the second largest city in the state.

“Please stay indoors with doors locked,” state police said In a post on Facebook. “Call 911 if you see suspicious activity or persons.”

More about Lewiston

  • Second most populous city Maine
  • Population: 38,493 (2022)
  • Median household income: $48,069 (2021)
  • Population: 83.4% white, 7.3% black

Lewiston police said on Facebook that there were active shooter incidents at Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley on Mollison Way, and Scheminge’s Bar & Grill restaurant on Lincoln Street.

A city spokesman initially told the Sun Journal newspaper that another shooting occurred at a Walmart distribution center, but a company spokeswoman told CNN that none of Walmart’s facilities were involved in the incidents.

Authorities in the nearby city of Auburn, Maine, have “strongly stressed” residents because of an ongoing active shooter situation. A position At X, formerly Twitter.

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Auburn is 2 miles west of Lewiston.

In a statement, the FBI said its Boston division was coordinating with law enforcement partners in Maine and “stands ready to assist with any available evidence” and urged the public to remain vigilant.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday night that she had been briefed on the situation.

“I urge all people in the area to follow the direction of state and local enforcement. I will continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with public security officials,” the governor said said on Facebook.

This story is evolving and being updated.

CNN’s Jamiel Lynch, Josh Campbell and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.

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