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Breaking News: Mass shooting in Lewiston

Friday, Oct. 27

Names of the identified victims:

  • Tricia Asselin, 53
  • William Brackett, 48
  • Peyton Brewer-Ross, 40
  • Thomas Conrad, 34
  • Michael Deslauriers II, 51
  • Maxx Hathaway, 35
  • Bryan MacFarlane, 41
  • Keith Macneir, 64
  • Ronald Morin, 55
  • Joshua Seal, 36
  • Arthur Strout, 42
  • Robert Violette, 76
  • Lucille Violette, 73
  • Steven Vozzella, 45
  • Jason Walker,51
  • Joseph Walker, 57
  • Aaron Young, 14
  • William Young, 44

Thursday, Oct. 26

8:53 p.m. Officers have left Meadow Road. Robert Card has not been found.

7:20 p.m. Police officers are investigating a home connected to Robert Card on Meadow Road in Bowdoin.

“Law enforcement officials are currently on Meadow Road in the town of Bowdoin to execute several search warrants. The announcements that are being heard over a loud speaker are standard search warrant announcements when executing a warrant to ensure the safety of all involved,” Shannon Moss, the public information officer for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in a statement. “It is unknown whether Robert Card is in any of the homes law enforcement will search. Law enforcement officials are simply doing their due diligence by tracking down every lead in an effort to locate and apprehend Card.”

10:42 a.m. Gov. Janet Mills confirmed that 18 people died and 13 more were injured during the shooting last night. Officers have issued an arrest for Robert Card for eight counts of murder.

6:50 a.m. Police continue their search for Robert Card, the man who allegedly killed at least 16 people yesterday evening in Lewiston. Androscoggin County remains in lockdown. Police officers found Card’s car near a Lisbon boat dock later Wednesday night. A press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Lewiston City Hall.

The University of Maine has canceled classes today.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

11:45 p.m. The Red Cross Center in Auburn is currently under lockdown but will potentially make accommodations for blood donors willing to contribute.

11:38 p.m. Reunification center is open at Auburn Middle School for those looking for loved ones.

11:31 p.m. The Commissioner for Public Safety Mike Sauschuck spoke to the press. Sauschuck stated that the shooting began at approximately 6:56 p.m. on Wednesday. Lisbon residents are instructed to shelter. Officers from across New England are on alert.

11:03 p.m. The Lewiston Police Department named Robert Card, 40, as a “person of interest.”

Photo of Robert Card. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police.

Card is believed to have carried out the attacks at Sparetime Recreation and Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant.

11 p.m. Owner of Sparetime Recreation, Justin Juray, told The New York Times that there were between 100 to 150 people, including 20 children, in the bowling alley during the time of the shooting.

A spokesperson for Walmart, Joe Pennington, stated there was no shooting at the Walmart Distribution Center as was reported earlier. “The distribution center was locked down and police searched the facility. They did not find anything and no one was hurt.”

10:34 p.m. Police believe they have identified the shooter and are actively seeking him. Androscoggin County is on full lockdown. Search efforts for the active gunman continue.

10:25 p.m. The community awaits word from the Department of Public Safety, as the main suspect of this crime is still not in custody, and his whereabouts remain unknown.

10:11 p.m. Central Maine Medical Center stated they are responding to a “mass-casualty” event. A manhunt is currently underway, as the situation is still highly active. The current priority of law enforcement across Maine is to locate the person/persons responsible as soon as possible in order to ensure public safety.

10 p.m. Twenty-two people are confirmed dead after two gunmen opened fired in several crowded locations in Lewiston, Maine’s second-largest city. More than 60 people are reported injured. Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Sampson stated the number may rise.

The shootings occurred at Sparetime Recreation, Schemengees Bar & Grille Restaurant and Walmart Distribution Center.

Police reported that the shooting began at around 7:15 p.m. at Sparetime Recreation.

A photo of one of the shooters holding a rifle has been released. The suspect identified was last seen wearing a brown sweatshirt and driving a white Subaru Outback with its front bumper painted black.

Photo via Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office
Photo via Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office

It is highly advised that everyone in or around this area shelter inside until further notice.

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The story will be updated. As the story develops and officials release information, some information reported may be wrong later.

Caty DuDevoir and Sofia Langlois contributed to this article.

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