US Shooting: 22 Killed in Lewiston by Gunman’s Intense Manhunt

A mass shooting event in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States resulted in at least 22 fatalities and approximately 60 injuries, according to Fox News. According to police, firing started just before 7 o’clock at night (local time in Maine). According to Reuters, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office uploaded two images of the suspect on Facebook. With a rifle in the firing position, indicating that he was still at large.

In Lewiston, Maine, a shooter began fire while people were seen on camera scurrying across the streets. After he reported experiencing hallucinations, Robert Card, a US Army Reserve weapons instructor. He was later identified as the culprit in the mass shooting event. Card had just been released from a mental health hospital.

Central Maine Medical Centre in Lewiston said in a statement shortly after the incident that it was “reacting to a mass casualty, mass shooter event” and that it was working with nearby hospitals to transport patients.

Lewiston Mass Shooting

US Shooting: 22 Killed in Lewiston by Gunman's Intense Manhunt

According to the Sun Journal, police were summoned to three different gunshot scenes. A restaurant, a bowling alley, and a Walmart distribution center. Hundreds of police officers spread out around the state of Maine in search of the culprit hours after the tragedy. In addition, Sauschuck stated that residents of Lewiston and Lisbon were ordered to stay indoors. Police discovered a white SUV that they think Card drove to the town of Lisbon. It is located around 7 miles (11 km) to the southeast, according to Reuters.

The Associated Press reports that shortly after the event, the Maine State Police issued a shelter-in-place order. To people in the second-largest city in the state on Wednesday night after learning of an active shooter scenario in many areas. “Please stay off the roads to allow emergency responders access to the hospitals,” police said. Approximately 35 miles (56 km) north of Portland, the largest city in Maine, is Lewiston, which is a portion of Androscoggin County.

Under the condition of anonymity, two law enforcement sources told the Associated Press that detectives were still going over the crime sites and gathering evidence.

According to Reuters, which cited data from the Gun Violence Archive. The massacre is the worst mass shooting in American history since at least May 2022. A shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two instructors. In the United States, the incidence of shooting incidents involving four or more victims has increased since the Covid-19 epidemic in 2020. In 2022, at least 647 of these instances were reported, according to archival records.

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