A massive manhunt is currently underway for a gunman responsible for a mass shooting that has claimed the lives of at least 22 people in the U.S. state of Maine, making it the deadliest such incident this year.
The suspect, Robert Card, was captured in surveillance footage, brandishing a semi-automatic weapon with an extended clip as he entered a bowling alley in the town of Lewiston. Law enforcement authorities have issued a stern warning, emphasizing that Card “should be considered armed and dangerous.”
Disturbingly, it has been revealed that Robert Card is a certified firearms instructor and a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, as reported by CNN, citing information from law enforcement sources.
Lewiston city councilor Robert McCarthy provided a grim update, confirming that at least 22 individuals have tragically lost their lives in the shooting rampage, with many more sustaining injuries. Reports from local media indicate that the shootings unfolded at multiple locations across the town.
The incident has sent shockwaves through the local community and the nation, prompting an urgent response from law enforcement agencies. Authorities are working diligently to locate and apprehend the gunman and to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected.
As the investigation continues, the focus remains on providing support and assistance to the victims and their families, and on uncovering the motives behind this tragic act of violence. This horrific incident serves as a somber reminder of the ongoing challenges associated with gun violence in the United States.