The ongoing investigation into the distressing shooting incident in Lewiston, Maine, has led law enforcement to identify a suspect, Robert Card (born 1983), as a person of interest. Authorities have shared a nationwide bulletin cautioning the public of the danger associated with Card due to his military background and mental health concerns. Card, having recent stints in a mental health facility and a history with the Army Reserve, is believed to be proficient with firearms. His association with a 2013 white Subaru Outback, seen at the crime scenes, further solidifies the suspicions.
As the search for Card escalates amid fears of his potential flight, the casualty count remains uncertain with fatalities reported between 16 and 22, and injuries ranging from 30 to 60. The shooting spree spanned across various locations in Lewiston, including a bar, a bowling alley, and possibly near a retail distribution center, leaving the city, known for its historical industrial relevance and Bates College, in a state of shock and mourning.
With no evident ties linking the motive behind this heinous act to global conflicts, the focus remains on locating Card. The gravity of the situation, given Card’s military expertise, has made the manhunt a high-priority mission for local authorities, especially as nightfall presents added challenges in the search efforts.