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Active shooter incident reported at 2 locations in Lewiston, Maine

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Just breaking...

16 x dead, times two wounded, approximately...


The emergency services in the area will be overwhelmed with a reported 22 killed and dozens injured.
 
Police scanner: Androscoggin County RCC Law Live Audio Feed

Just starting to get caught up, twitter’s saying scanner had a possible suspect sighting on foot near his vehicle parked at a boat launch.

22 reported dead, another 58 wounded. Obviously still preliminary. Scenes include a bar, a bowling alley, and a Wal Mart distribution center.

Suspect per police is Robert Card, 4/4/1983. I’m seeing social media posts claiming to have copied his Facebook before it went down, and that he had 20 years in the army.

Still very fluid, very developing.

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Observing - reserve comments until we can see what's happening. This is horrendous. SO there is one comment....
 
Most of the police work’s happening on an encrypted channel; county sheriff feed has mostly dried up. I believe Lewiston has a municipal service with encrypted radio.

One thing that did come across, an off duty officer called to advise he knows the shooter, and believes him to have some sort of night optic for his rifle.
 
The latest reports are stating the Card has been found dead of a self-inflicted wound.

This is not a surprise. Most of the serial killers and guys like this will off themselves rather than be caught or when they are cornered they will do themselves in.
 
Possible copycat attack averted by.... the attacker:

A heavily armed man was found dead at a Colorado amusement park. Officials say he may have been planning a devastating attack​


A man armed with guns and explosive devices was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Colorado amusement park, potentially averting “an attack of devastating proportions,” officials said.

The 20-year-old’s body was found in a women’s bathroom Saturday morning before the scheduled opening time of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said. It appears he entered the park illegally after it had last closed.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/29/maine-shooting-robert-card-investigation
He was “armed with a semi-automatic rifle and semi-automatic handgun and multiple, loaded magazines for both weapons,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “He was wearing body armor and what appeared to be a ballistic helmet. Additionally multiple improvised explosive devices, (IEDs), were discovered with the suspect and in a vehicle associated with the suspect.”

“We are, to say the least, extremely lucky that he did not fulfill whatever plan he may have intentioned,” Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said during a news conference Monday. “It could have caused a devastating impact on this community, potential for many, many people to be killed and injured.”

The discovery of the man – identified as Diego Barajas Medina of Carbondale, Colorado, by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office – came three days after a shooting rampage in Maine that left 18 people dead became the deadliest of more than 580 mass shootings this year in the United States.

A note on the wall of the bathroom where Medina was found read, “I am not a killer. I just wanted to get into the caves,” Vallario said, noting investigators aren’t certain it’s tied to Medina, though there’s “reasonable suspicion” it is.

“The scene investigation and the forensic autopsy suggest that the decedent died by suicide and the coroner’s office is investigating the manner of death as a suicide,” the coroner’s office said in a statement.

 
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