Lewiston Shooting: 18 Dead in Maine Massacre

  • Staff Consortium
  • October 26, 2023

Late Wednesday in Lewiston, Maine, a shooter took the lives of at least 18 people, according to local authorities. Earlier, law enforcement said the gunman killed 22 individuals. The tragic events unfolded at two local venues, Schemengees, a restaurant, and Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley. These venues are situated approximately 4 miles apart. Authorities had previously indicated a shooting at a Walmart distribution center, but this claim was later refuted by a Walmart spokesperson. Authorities are currently seeking Robert Card, a 40-year-old individual, who is the prime person of interest connected to the shootings. Mike Sauschuck, Maine’s Public Safety Commissioner, cautioned the public, labeling Card as "armed and dangerous." The local sheriff's department has disclosed photos showcasing an individual, wielding a semiautomatic rifle, near the entrance of the bowling alley. It has been noted that Card is a proficient firearms instructor who has faced mental health challenges i...