Shocked and fearful Maine residents kept to their homes for a second night Thursday as hundreds of heavily armed police and FBI agents searched intensely for Robert Card, an Army reservist authorities say fatally shot 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar in the worst mass killing in state history.
What we know:
- 18 people were killed and 13 were injured after shootings occurred Wednesday evening at a bowling alley and a restaurant in Lewiston, Maine.
- Seven people died at the bowling alley, and eight people died at the restaurant; three others died in transit to the hospital.
- A suspect in the shootings is at large and authorities continue to look for him.
- Local and federal authorities surrounded a home in Bowdoin, Maine, Thursday evening. It was allegedly the suspect’s last known address.
- An arrest warrant for multiple counts of murder has been issued for the suspect.
- Shelter-in-place orders have been issued in nearby communities.
Several homes were being searched and every lead pursued in the hunt for Card, a 40-year-old with firearms instructor training. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous and not approached.
Card is suspected of opening fire with at least one rifle at a bar and a bowling alley Wednesday in Lewiston, which is about 15 miles from Bowdoin and is Maine’s second-largest city. The evening shootings killed 18 people and wounded 13 others, with three people still hospitalized in critical condition, authorities said.
The victims of the shootings include Bob Violette, 76, a retiree who was coaching a youth bowling league and was described as devoted, approachable and kind.
Auburn City Councilor Leroy Walker told media outlets that his son, Joe, a manager at the bar and grille, died going after the gunman with a butcher knife.
Peyton Brewer-Ross was a dedicated pipefitter at Bath Iron Works whose death leaves a gaping void in the lives of his partner, young daughter and friends, members of his union said.