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Maine Shooting Suspect Found Dead

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.

  • Motive unknown:

  • 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.

  • National response:

  • President Joe Biden expressed condolences for the victims.

  • Sen. Susan Collins called it a 'heinous attack.'

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