Suspect in Wednesday's Mass Shooting in Lewiston, Maine Found Dead
Suspect in Lewiston mass shooting found dead:
A 40-year-old firearms instructor who had been named a suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting at two businesses in Lewiston, Maine, was found dead Friday.
No additional details were immediately available.
Mass shooting details and response:
Eighteen people were killed in the shootings at Schemengees Bar and Grille and the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley.
More than 350 law enforcement personnel were involved in the search for the suspect.
The motive for the shootings was unknown as the manhunt continued.
Photos released by law enforcement showed a man with a black rifle.
Background of the suspect:
The suspect, Robert Card, was a longtime Army reservist.
He had recently undergone psychiatric treatment.
Arrest warrant issued:
An arrest warrant had been issued for Card for eight counts of murder.
The number of counts may increase as more victims are identified.
Impact on the community:
The shootings shocked the residents of Lewiston and surrounding towns.
The city resembled a ghost town with many businesses closed.
President Joe Biden expressed condolences for the victims.
Sen. Susan Collins called it a 'heinous attack.'