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Eighteen people were killed and at least 13 others were injured in Wednesday night’s mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, and the search for the suspect continues.Robert Card, 40, is identified as the suspect in the attacks. Maine authorities said Thursday morning that they have now issued an arrest warrant for Card. Several search warrants were executed at a Bowdoin home on Meadow Road. Officials say any announcements heard over a loud speaker were standard for a search warrant.LIVE UPDATES >> 18 dead in Lewiston mass shootings; Arrest warrant issued for suspect“I’m profoundly saddened to stand before you today and report that 18 people lost their lives. Thirteen people were injured in last night’s attacks,” Gov. Janet Mills said. The latest:18 people died, and 13 others were injured in the attacks, Gov. Mills saidThe shootings took place at Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley and Schemengees Bar in LewistonSeven people died at the bowling alley, and eight people died at Schemengees Bar; three others died in transit to the hospital Freshman student at Winthrop Public Schools among those killedRobert Card is now considered the suspect in the attacks. State police said they do not know where he is Card is currently wanted on eight counts of murder. Authorities said this is because eight victims have been identified, and the 10 other victims have not been identifiedArmy officials confirmed Thursday that Card has been in the Army Reserve since Dec. 2002. His current rank is Sgt. First Class and is a Petroleum Supply SpecialistShelter-in-place orders are issued for Androscoggin County, Northern Sagadahoc CountyLewiston public schools, city buildings are closed on ThursdayThat manhunt stretches across Maine as the U.S. Coast Guard says they are aiding in the search. The coast guard confirms they are looking at the states waterways, including the Kennebec River.Investigators have searched Card’s home, saying they found a suicide note addressed to the suspected shooters son.We now know the name of nine people who were killed, including the owner of Schemengees: Joseph Walker, Bob Violette, Tricia Asselin, Steven Vozzella, Bill Brackett, Peyton Brewer Ross and Joshua Seal.Joseph Walker is the manager of Schemengees Bar where one of the two shootings in Lewiston took place. Both Vozzella and Bracket were at a gathering at the bar for those who are deaf.Asselin, 53, was a part-time employee at Just-in-Time recreation. She was there for bowling at the time of the shooting. The Army confirmed that Robert Card has been an Army Reservist since December 2002. His current rank is as a Sergeant First Class and his job is a Petroleum Supply Specialist, the Army said.According to a U.S. defense official, on July 17, leaders of the Army Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, informed garrison staff at the Camp Smith Training Site in New York that Card was behaving erratically. Out of concern for his safety, the unit requested that law enforcement be contacted, officials said Thursday.New York State Police responded and took Card to Keller Army Community Hospital at the United States Military Academy for medical evaluation, officials said.According to defense officials, New York State Police has stationed armed troopers and squad cars at the gateway to Camp Smith to increase the force protection already being provided at the facility by the New York National Guard that runs Camp Smith.Residents in Androscoggin County and Northern Sagadahoc County are being told to shelter in place as the search continued Thursday for Card. Maine State Police officials said anyone who sees any suspicious activity or individuals should call 911.Mike Sauschuck, commissioner of Maine’s Department of Public Safety, said officials have “a very strong, laser-like focus on bringing this suspect into custody.””Card should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact law enforcement if you are aware of his whereabouts,” Lewiston police wrote in a Facebook post, which also featured a photo of Card.Watch video below: Maine police give details on how Lewiston mass shootings unfoldedOn Wednesday evening, Maine State police responded to an active shooter situation at the Spare Time Bowling Alley on Mollison Way and Schemengees Bar on Lincoln Street.Multiple law enforcement agencies from across New England were brought in to investigate as officials urged residents to stay inside and lock their doors. A state police intelligence bulletin states Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks in the summer of 2023. It did not provide specific details about his treatment or condition.The document also said Card had reported hearing voices and had threatened to carry out a shooting at the military training base in Saco, Maine.What we know about Robert Card: Suspect in Lewiston, Maine, mass shootingsOfficials confirm a vehicle they were searching for was found in Lisbon, where a shelter-in-place order is ongoing. Riley Dumont told ABC News her 11-year-old daughter was bowling in a children’s league at Spare Time Bowling Alley when she heard several shots.Dumont’s father, a retired officer, corralled their family into a corner.”I was laying on top of my daughter. My mother was laying on top of me,” Dumont told ABC News.Dumont said she saw three or four apparent victims.Central Maine Medical Center has called the incident a ‘mass casualty event, mass shooter event.’Fourteen people were taken to the hospital. As of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, CMMC says they are tending to eight victims. Of those victims, three are in critical condition and five are considered stable. At the reunification center in mayor Levesque said the following: “This is a happier place right now in the area. This is a reunification center for people and witnesses who saw traumatic events coming together with families, but on the flip side, we’re seeing the turmoil and the trauma that they’re going through.”In a message from their Facebook Page, Maine State Police state: “Please stay off the streets and allow law enforcement to diffuse the situation. If you see any suspicious activity or individuals please call 911.”President Joe Biden has been briefed on the situation and will continue to receive updates. According to Sen. King’s office, the president called the senator to offer federal assistance.

Eighteen people were killed and at least 13 others were injured in Wednesday night’s mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, and the search for the suspect continues.

Robert Card, 40, is identified as the suspect in the attacks. Maine authorities said Thursday morning that they have now issued an arrest warrant for Card.

Several search warrants were executed at a Bowdoin home on Meadow Road. Officials say any announcements heard over a loud speaker were standard for a search warrant.

LIVE UPDATES >> 18 dead in Lewiston mass shootings; Arrest warrant issued for suspect

“I’m profoundly saddened to stand before you today and report that 18 people lost their lives. Thirteen people were injured in last night’s attacks,” Gov. Janet Mills said.


The latest:

  • 18 people died, and 13 others were injured in the attacks, Gov. Mills said
  • The shootings took place at Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley and Schemengees Bar in Lewiston
  • Seven people died at the bowling alley, and eight people died at Schemengees Bar; three others died in transit to the hospital
  • Freshman student at Winthrop Public Schools among those killed
  • Robert Card is now considered the suspect in the attacks. State police said they do not know where he is
  • Card is currently wanted on eight counts of murder. Authorities said this is because eight victims have been identified, and the 10 other victims have not been identified
  • Army officials confirmed Thursday that Card has been in the Army Reserve since Dec. 2002. His current rank is Sgt. First Class and is a Petroleum Supply Specialist
  • Shelter-in-place orders are issued for Androscoggin County, Northern Sagadahoc County
  • Lewiston public schools, city buildings are closed on Thursday

That manhunt stretches across Maine as the U.S. Coast Guard says they are aiding in the search. The coast guard confirms they are looking at the states waterways, including the Kennebec River.

Investigators have searched Card’s home, saying they found a suicide note addressed to the suspected shooters son.

We now know the name of nine people who were killed, including the owner of Schemengees: Joseph Walker, Bob Violette, Tricia Asselin, Steven Vozzella, Bill Brackett, Peyton Brewer Ross and Joshua Seal.

Joseph Walker is the manager of Schemengees Bar where one of the two shootings in Lewiston took place. Both Vozzella and Bracket were at a gathering at the bar for those who are deaf.

Asselin, 53, was a part-time employee at Just-in-Time recreation. She was there for bowling at the time of the shooting.

The Army confirmed that Robert Card has been an Army Reservist since December 2002. His current rank is as a Sergeant First Class and his job is a Petroleum Supply Specialist, the Army said.

According to a U.S. defense official, on July 17, leaders of the Army Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 304th Infantry Regiment, informed garrison staff at the Camp Smith Training Site in New York that Card was behaving erratically. Out of concern for his safety, the unit requested that law enforcement be contacted, officials said Thursday.

New York State Police responded and took Card to Keller Army Community Hospital at the United States Military Academy for medical evaluation, officials said.

According to defense officials, New York State Police has stationed armed troopers and squad cars at the gateway to Camp Smith to increase the force protection already being provided at the facility by the New York National Guard that runs Camp Smith.

Residents in Androscoggin County and Northern Sagadahoc County are being told to shelter in place as the search continued Thursday for Card. Maine State Police officials said anyone who sees any suspicious activity or individuals should call 911.

Mike Sauschuck, commissioner of Maine’s Department of Public Safety, said officials have “a very strong, laser-like focus on bringing this suspect into custody.”

“Card should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact law enforcement if you are aware of his whereabouts,” Lewiston police wrote in a Facebook post, which also featured a photo of Card.

Watch video below: Maine police give details on how Lewiston mass shootings unfolded

On Wednesday evening, Maine State police responded to an active shooter situation at the Spare Time Bowling Alley on Mollison Way and Schemengees Bar on Lincoln Street.

Multiple law enforcement agencies from across New England were brought in to investigate as officials urged residents to stay inside and lock their doors.

A state police intelligence bulletin states Card had been committed to a mental health facility for two weeks in the summer of 2023. It did not provide specific details about his treatment or condition.

The document also said Card had reported hearing voices and had threatened to carry out a shooting at the military training base in Saco, Maine.

What we know about Robert Card: Suspect in Lewiston, Maine, mass shootings

Officials confirm a vehicle they were searching for was found in Lisbon, where a shelter-in-place order is ongoing.

Riley Dumont told ABC News her 11-year-old daughter was bowling in a children’s league at Spare Time Bowling Alley when she heard several shots.

Dumont’s father, a retired officer, corralled their family into a corner.

“I was laying on top of my daughter. My mother was laying on top of me,” Dumont told ABC News.

Dumont said she saw three or four apparent victims.

Central Maine Medical Center has called the incident a ‘mass casualty event, mass shooter event.’

Fourteen people were taken to the hospital. As of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, CMMC says they are tending to eight victims. Of those victims, three are in critical condition and five are considered stable.

At the reunification center in mayor Levesque said the following: “This is a happier place right now in the area. This is a reunification center for people and witnesses who saw traumatic events coming together with families, but on the flip side, we’re seeing the turmoil and the trauma that they’re going through.”

In a message from their Facebook Page, Maine State Police state: “Please stay off the streets and allow law enforcement to diffuse the situation. If you see any suspicious activity or individuals please call 911.”

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the situation and will continue to receive updates. According to Sen. King’s office, the president called the senator to offer federal assistance.



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