Ongoing Manhunt for Robert Card
Authorities are currently investigating over 530 leads and tips in the hunt for Robert Card, the 40-year-old suspect wanted in connection with two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, which left at least 18 people dead and 13 wounded. A U.S. Army reservist, Card is facing eight counts of murder, with additional charges expected as further shooting victims are confirmed, and is considered armed and dangerous. The search efforts, including looking into Maine’s waterways and executing search warrants at a Bowdoin home, are accompanied by shelter-in-place orders for Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon, and Bowdoin, as well as daily updates from Maine’s Department of Public Safety.
Authorities Investigate Over 530 Tips in Search for Mass Shooting Suspect Robert Card
With the ongoing manhunt for Robert Card, the suspect in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, officials are investigating more than 530 tips. The shootings tragically resulted in 18 fatalities and 13 injuries. Card, 40, from Bowdoin, is charged with eight counts of murder, but more charges are expected as additional victims are identified. Authorities, including the FBI, are urging citizens to use the Digital Tip Line to provide any information.
Shelter-in-place Orders Continue as Evidence Collection Proceeds
As mentioned by Mike Sauschuck, Public Safety Commissioner, shelter-in-place orders for Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon, and Bowdoin are still in effect. Evidence collection from the shooting scenes will take a few more days, and daily news conferences will provide updates. A suicide note addressed to Card’s son was found at his home in Bowdoin.
Details About Shooting Locations and Victims
Shootings took place at Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley and Schemengees Bar in Lewiston, leading to seven and eight casualties respectively. The victims include a freshman student from Winthrop Public Schools and nine named individuals, among them, Joseph Walker, Schemengees Bar’s manager.
Details About Suspect, Robert Card
Card is a U.S. Army reservist and his family is cooperating with authorities. He had been committed to a mental health facility in summer 2023 and had reported hearing voices. He had threatened to carry out a shooting at a military base in Saco, Maine. More details about Card can be found here.
Hospital Reports and Public Safety Measures
Central Maine Medical Center reported treating eight victims, three critical and five stable. Maine State Police advise residents to stay off the streets and report any suspicious activity or individuals by calling 911. Residents in Androscoggin County and Northern Sagadahoc County are urged to shelter in place. “Card should be considered armed and dangerous,” warned Lewiston police in a Facebook post.
Response from the White House
President Joe Biden, briefed on the situation, will continue receiving updates and has offered federal assistance, as conveyed by Sen. King’s office.
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