Developing Story: 22 killed, as mass shooting reported in US city of Maine

People gather at an entrance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night. WGME

MAINE – At least 22 people were killed in two mass shootings at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night, one of the city’s councilors told CNN news.

CNN reports that another 50 to 60 people were injured, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

An intensive manhunt was underway for a suspect, officials said, and police were asking residents to shelter in place as the situation is ongoing.

Lewiston is the state’s second-largest city which is about 36 miles north of Portland.

Police identified Robert Card, 40, as a person of interest in the shooting, adding he should be “considered armed and dangerous.”

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Witnesses of the shootings in Lewiston were of all ages, including teenagers, said Auburn Mayor Jason Levesque, adding that the community was in shock.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office released an image believed to be the suspect at large in two active shooter events in Lewiston, Maine. Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office

A vehicle of interest was located in Lisbon, Maine, Mike Sauschuck, state commissioner for the Department of Public Safety, said during a news briefing Wednesday night.

Residents in Lisbon and Lewiston are being told to shelter in place as the manhunt for a person of interest, Robert Card, continues, he said.

Hundreds of officers continue to search for Card as he remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous, Sauschuck said.

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