May 30, 2024

Mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine LIVE updates: Robert Card has been found dead

Active shooter reported in Lewiston, Maine. Police urges residents asked to shelter in place

According to local reports out of Lewiston, Maine, there are 18 fatalities and 13 more injured during a mass shooting on Wednesday night. The suspect is still at large.

Numerous emergency personnel and authorities are responding to an active shooter in the Maine town. Reports indicate that aside from the 18 deceased, there are at least 13 who have been injured.

The shooter has been active in multiple locations. An emergency alert has been issued, asking people to avoid the area and shelter in place as the suspect is still at large.

Lewiston, Maine mass shooting, latest updates:

Robert Card sets off alerts at the Canadian border

The search for suspected Maine mass shooter Robert Card has spread to Canada, with authorities issuing an alert for the “armed and dangerous” trained shooter after it was revealed that his online search history contained conspiracy theories, including about President Joe Biden.

The Canada Border Services Agency said it issued the alert to officials along the U.S.-Canada border.

“It is to ensure the safety of Canadians and protect Canada’s borders against any threats or [attempted] legal entry,” The New York Post reported.

Tributes paid to Maine shooting victims

Stephen Vozzella was identified as a victim of the shooting in Maine with work colleagues and family paying tribute to the 45-year-old.

Vozzella’s brother, Nick, took to Facebook: “Please join me in sending prayers to Lewiston Maine tonight. My brother Stephen and his friends are victims of this horrible crime!”

With Stephen a member of the New England Deaf Cornhole League, they also took to social media.

“With sadly and heavy hearts, NEDC has lost a member of our community, Steve Vozzella. He was one the victims lost in the shooting in Maine,” New England Deaf Cornhole League wrote on Facebook. “He won several podiums and eager to play more! He will be missed on and off the courts!”

Bill Young and his 14-year-old son Aaron were bowling together when Card entered the building, and Aaron’s sister Kayla Putnam spoke to WCVB.

“He’s going to be very missed,” Putnam told WCVB. “It’s going to be very hard for the family right now to deal without him because he was kind of the center of the family and everything.”

Press conference at 5pm ET

A press release from Shannon Moss, public information officer with the Maine Department of Public Safety, has confirmed a press conference will be held at 5pm ET at Lewiston City Hall with the manhunt for suspected shooter Robert Card still underway.

Search of river near Lisbon

As the hunt for shooter Robert Card continues, the search is set to focus on the Androscoggin River near Lisbon, Maine with divers due to begin scouring the area on Friday.

“It’s a tremendous undertaking and no one agency could do it alone,” Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife spokesperson Mark Latti said in an interview with reporters on Fox News. “So having the resources that we have, both national and at the state level, really gives us a great team to fan out and really try and find him as quickly as possible.”

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