Law enforcement sources have provided updates on the ongoing investigation into the tragic shooting in Lewiston, Maine. A suspect, identified as Robert Card, born in 1983, has been designated as a person of interest by the Lewiston, Maine Police Department. Authorities have issued a bulletin, shared with law enforcement nationwide, urging the public to be cautious as Card is considered armed and dangerous.
According to the bulletin, Card is believed to possess firearms expertise due to his past experience with the Army Reserve in Maine. It has been revealed that he recently grappled with mental health issues, spending several weeks in a mental health facility earlier this year before being released. Law enforcement has identified a 2013 white Subaru Outback associated with Card, which was observed at the scenes of the shootings.
Efforts to locate Card have intensified, with concerns that he may be on the run. The casualty count remains fluid, with reports varying between 16 and 22 fatalities, depending on the source, while the number of injured victims ranges from 30 to 60. Additional resources are being deployed to address the grim situation in Lewiston, Maine.
At present, there is no evidence linking the motive behind the mass shooting to events in the Middle East, such as the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Lewiston, Maine, a small city with a history as a former industrial hub, is primarily known for hosting the esteemed Bates College. The shooting incidents occurred at various locations, including Schemengees Bar & Grille, Sparetime Recreation bowling alley, and potentially near a Wal-Mart distribution center.
As law enforcement intensifies its search for Card, there are heightened concerns given his military training and the cover of darkness. The manhunt remains a top priority for authorities in the area.