At least 22 people were killed in various shooting incidents in the US state of Maine during the night from Thursday to Friday (Dutch time). Another fifty to sixty people were injured. The perpetrator is still on the run.
A gunman opened fire in at least two locations in the town of Lewiston. The man entered a bowling alley and a restaurant and opened fire.
on Facebook Local police released photos of the alleged shooter. This relates to photos from the shooting and a photo of a possible suspect. Pictures of his car, a white SUV, were also circulated on social media.
Police ask anyone who recognizes the suspect to contact them. The suspect’s vehicle was reportedly found in the town of Lisbon, just outside Lewiston. Lisbon residents are asked to stay at home.
Lewiston itself, about 37,000 residents, had previously been told to stay home. Schools in the area will remain closed today. Residents of neighboring Auburn have also been warned.
President Joe Biden was briefed on the incident. He’s in contact with the governor of Maine. The state is located in the far northeastern part of the United States, on the border with Canada.
The last time a shooting in the United States killed more than 20 people was in May 2022, when a man shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
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