From Tribune staff reports
LEWISTON, Maine — Law enforcement officials in Maine have thrown a dragnet across several communities as they search for Robert Card, who they say is a person of interest in a mass shooting Wednesday night.
The shooting left multiple people dead, according media outlets. The number of wounded has not been officially confirmed but is believed to be in the dozens.
Card, listed as a resident of Bowdion, ME. in police documents released by the state, is a 40-year-old male and has evaded police so far.
“We are expanding the shelter in place advisory and school closings to include the town of Bowdoin,” Maine State Police said in a statement at 6:15 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. “Please stay inside your homes while more than 100 investigators, both local and federal work to locate Robert Card who is a person of interest in the Lewiston shootings.”
The shooting took place at three separate locations. One such location was the Spare Time bowling alley where over 100 customers, including children, were present, according to the owner.
The motive for the shootings has not been released at this time.