At Least 18 People Dead in Maine Shooting

October 26, 2023

It’s scary. I had never thought I’d grow up and get a bullet in my leg. And it’s just like, why? Why do people do this?

Ten-year-old Zoey Levesque, who was at a bowling alley with her mom when an active shooter appeared on the scene. At least 18 people died after the shooter opened fire at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine.

This is a developing story.

Who: At least 18 people have been killed and 13 people injured, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Police have identified Robert Card (40), as the person of interest in the shooting.

What: The shooter opened fire at a restaurant and a bowling alley located about four miles apart. The shooter remains at large as police search the area. A shelter-in-place advisory and school closings (as far away as 50+ miles from the location of the shooting) have been implemented and many businesses are closed, with authorities considering the shooter armed and dangerous.”

When: Wednesday evening.

Where: Lewiston, Maine, the state’s second largest city located “about 45 minutes North of Portland” (CBS News).

Why: The motive is unknown.

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At least 16 dead in Maine mass killing and police hunt for the shooter as residents take shelter (The Associated Press)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas