Shooting in Maine, at least 22 dead in Lewiston: it’s a manhunt

The killer is a US Army reservist with marksmanship instructor qualifications. Biden hears governor: “Horrible attack”

Massacre in Mainewhere at least 22 people were killed in two mass shootings occurred at a Lewiston restaurant and bowling alley. Another 50-60 people were injured, according to police sources reported by CNN, which quotes Robert McCarthy of the city council.

And it’s a manhunt with hundreds of agents employed in the operation. The police ordered residents to stay indoors and lock the doors tightly because the attacker is still armed and at large.

It all started just before 7pm local time. Police have identified Robert Card, 40, a suspect in the shootings as “armed and dangerous.” Security sources explained to CNN that he is a US army reservist with qualifications as a shooting instructor. The sheriff’s office released images of the suspect: he is wearing a brown sweatshirt and holding a powerful assault rifle.

Biden hears governor

Meanwhile, American President Joe Biden had telephone conversations with the governor of Maine, Janet Mills, senators Angus King and Susan Collins, and with Jared Golden, and – the White House said – “offered full federal support following this horrible attack.”