Authorities say at least 22 people are dead and dozens more injured following two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night. Officials say the search for the suspect in the shooting is ongoing.
The Lewiston Police Department has identified Robert Card as a person of interest in the shooting.
The police department warned that Card, 40, “should be considered armed and dangerous”. Facebook registration. And, “If you know where he is, please contact law enforcement.”
Law enforcement officials in Maine tell CNN that Card is a certified firearms instructor and member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Lewiston Police Department
The Lewiston Police Department has identified Robert Card as a “person of interest” in the shooting.
A city administrator said 22 people were killed, Lewiston City Councilman Robert McCarthy told CNN.
“We encourage all businesses to lock or close while we investigate,” the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Register on Facebook Wednesday evening.
Immediately after the shoot, Sheriff’s Office Published “Suspect to be identified” pictures. The man was seen holding a high powered assault style rifle.
Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office
The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of what is believed to be the suspect in Lewiston, Maine.
In A Facebook post, Lewiston police shared a photo of the vehicle they are looking for, believed to be a small, white SUV with a black front bumper. Maine State Police confirmed a photo of the suspect’s car to CNN.
Lewiston is 36 miles north of Portland and is the second largest city in the state.
“Please stay indoors with doors locked,” state police said In a post on Facebook. “Call 911 if you see suspicious activity or persons.”
Lewiston Maine Police Department
The Lewiston Police Department released this image of a vehicle connected to an active shooter situation.
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Lewiston police said on Facebook that there were active shooter incidents at Sparetime Recreation, a bowling alley on Mollison Way, and Scheminge’s Bar & Grill restaurant on Lincoln Street.
A city spokesman initially told the Sun Journal newspaper that another shooting occurred at a Walmart distribution center, but a company spokeswoman told CNN that none of Walmart’s facilities were involved in the incidents.
Authorities in the nearby city of Auburn, Maine, have “strongly stressed” residents because of an ongoing active shooter situation. A position At X, formerly Twitter.
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Auburn is 2 miles west of Lewiston.
In a statement, the FBI said its Boston division was coordinating with law enforcement partners in Maine and “stands ready to assist with any available evidence” and urged the public to remain vigilant.
Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday night that she had been briefed on the situation.
“I urge all residents in the area to follow the guidance of state and local law enforcement. I will continue to monitor the situation and remain in close contact with public safety officials,” the governor said. said on Facebook.
This story is evolving and being updated.
CNN’s Jamiel Lynch, Josh Campbell and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.