Police search for shooter who left 16 people dead in Maine, USA; what is known so far

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At least 16 people died in two shootings in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night (25); Between 50 and 60 people were injured, according to authorities

A suspect is still wanted by police. Authorities said hundreds of law enforcement officers are now working across the state to locate him. 

How many people died?

According to multiple police sources, at least 16 people died.

Where did the shootings take place?

The shootings took place at a restaurant, Schemengees Bar, and a bowling alley, Sparetime Recreation.

How many people were injured?

Between 50 and 60 people were injured, according to initial reports.

Who was responsible for the shooting?

Initially, police believed the attack to have been committed by Robert Card . He was considered “a person of interest in connection with the shooting.”

Card would be a certified firearms instructor and member of the U.S. Army Reserve. He remains at large. “We are encouraging all businesses to lock down or close while we investigate,” the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said.

What does the mayor say?

Lewiston Mayor Carl Sheline said he is “heartbroken for our city and our people” after multiple shootings left at least 16 dead and another 50 to 60 injured.

“Lewiston is known for our strength and courage, and we will need both in the days ahead,” Sheline said in a statement released to CNN on Wednesday.

The mayor urged residents to “follow all recommended guidelines and stay home,” adding that the city is currently under a shelter-in-place order.

“It is essential to prioritize your safety and the safety of those around you,” explained Sheline.

What does the governor of Maine say?

Maine Governor Janet Mills said tonight that she had been informed of the situation.

“I ask everyone in the area to follow state and local law enforcement guidance. I will continue to monitor the situation and maintain close contact with public security authorities,” said the governor.

Has Biden been informed?

United States President Joe Biden was briefed on what is known so far about the shooting.

He will continue to receive updates, according to the White House.

Biden also spoke to local judges about the episode.

“The President spoke by phone individually with Maine Governor Janet Mills, Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, and Congressman Jared Golden about the shooting in Lewiston, Maine, and offered full federal support in the wake of this horrific attack,” the House said. White.

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