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Robert Card has been identified as a 'person of interest' in a pair of mass shootings in Maine. Image: Lewiston Maine Police Department

UPDATE: Mass shootings in Maine leave 18 dead, 13 injured

By News Oct 26, 2023 | 11:51 AM

The search continues for a man considered armed and dangerous after two mass shootings in Maine.

A total of 18 people were killed and 13 others were injured, Gov. Janet Mills said during a news conference Thursday morning.

“I continue to strongly urge Maine people to follow the direction of state and local law enforcement amid this ever-changing situation,” said Mills.

Maine State Police said the shootings were reported around 7 p.m. Wednesday at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston, located halfway between Augusta and Portland.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Robert Card, who police say is considered armed and dangerous.

Residents in the Lewiston, Lisbon and Bowdoin areas have been told to shelter in place.

Caution to the public. A shooting incident with multiple casualties has occurred in multiple locations in Lewiston….

Posted by Maine State Police on Wednesday, October 25, 2023