Lewiston, Maine, was shaken by a horrifying incident on Wednesday night, with two separate shootings leaving at least 22 people dead and numerous others injured. The shootings unfolded at a local bowling alley and a restaurant, sending shockwaves through the community.
A person of interest, identified as Robert Card, aged 40 and hailing from Bowdoin, is the focus of an extensive manhunt. Officials have issued a warning that he should be regarded as armed and dangerous. Card’s background reveals he is a certified firearms instructor and a member of the US Army Reserve. Concerns arose due to threats he made about carrying out a shooting at a National Guard facility in Saco, Maine. Additionally, he had reported experiencing mental health issues, including hearing voices.
During a news conference, Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck provided limited information about Card. Officials from the Lewiston Police Department have termed Robert Card as a “person of interest” in the shooting. The tragic incidents occurred around 7 p.m. ET, causing chaos and prompting authorities to urge local businesses to lock down or close as they conduct investigations. The community is left in shock and mourning as the full extent of this tragedy becomes apparent.