A gunman killed at least 22 people in three separate shootings across Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night and is still on the loose, according to law enforcement sources and reports.
The suspect is believed to have gunned down 22 victims and injured another 50 or more at multiple locations, including a bowling alley, Fox News reported.
Police identified the possible suspect as Robert Card, 40, and said he may be driving a white Subaru Outback, according to CentralMaine.com.
Maine State Police said the armed suspect is believed to be in Lewiston, and advised local residents and businesses to lock their doors and shelter in place.
“Please stay off the streets and allow law enforcement to diffuse the situation,” the state agency warned residents. “If you see any suspicious activity or individuals please call 911.”
Authorities did not provide details on the shootings and possible victims, but the Androscoggin Sheriff’s Office shared two images of the suspect carrying a rifle and said there were “two active shooter events” on its Facebook page.
However, the gunman may have opened fire at a third location, according to local police reports.
Emergency personnel were called to separate shootings at Sparetime Recreation bowling alley, Schemengees Bar and Grille Restaurant and a Walmart distribution center, the Sun Journal reported.
Surrounding towns — from as far away as New Hampshire — were called in to provide mutual aid, according to the local outlet.
The shootings occurred as Lewiston public schools were holding parent-teacher conferences. All schools were placed on lockdown, the superintendent announced.
Maine Gov. Janet Mills said she has been briefed on the active shooting situation in Lewiston, a city about 36 miles north of Portland.
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