Mass Shooting in Maine Leaves 22 Dead, Suspect at Large

Wednesday night in Maine was marred by tragedy as shootings at two locations left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured. Authorities are urgently searching for Robert Card, born April 4, 1983, who is wanted in connection with these violent acts at Schemengees Bar and Sparetime Recreation. The Lewiston Maine Police Department, alerting the public through a Facebook post, cautioned that Card is potentially armed and dangerous, urging anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to immediately contact law enforcement.

The police, in their efforts to gather information, had previously released a photo of a vehicle associated with the suspect, advising the public to look out for a car potentially with a black-painted front bumper. This focus on the vehicle proved fruitful as Mike Sauschuck, the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Public Safety, later announced in a press briefing that a vehicle matching the description had been located in Lisbon, Maine.

This incident has shaken the community, with local reports confirming the staggering number of casualties. According to a source within the Lewiston Police, at least 22 individuals lost their lives, and an estimated 50 to 60 people sustained injuries. This account was corroborated by four law enforcement officials and further confirmed by Lewiston City Councilor Robert McCarthy, based on information from the city administrator.

In the wake of the shootings, support and condolences have poured in from across the nation. A notable expression of sympathy came from President Biden, who personally reached out to offer assistance. This gesture was shared on Republican Senator Susan Collins’ Twitter, managed by her Press Office, highlighting the national response to the local tragedy.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of this event, the investigation continues with a focus on apprehending the suspect and understanding the circumstances leading to this devastating incident. The impact on the families of the victims and the wider Maine community will undoubtedly be profound as they mourn and seek answers in the days to come.